Good morning you all! Here is Rhineland is really hot and sunny, like summer weather. So I will be taking a walk through the fields or along the Rhine later.
I have been searching the net for *ceramic paper* that I described yesterday, and found that the manufacturer I buy it from, LaBlanche, sells it in England under the name of *Speciality paper* by Sir Stampalot. It may be available from other firms and places, too, but hope that helps to answer some of the inquiries and mails I got yesterday. It is a wonderful paper for stamping and blending.
Today is Paint Party Friday, so welcome, come along and join in the fun!
I have some lino cut prints to show today. I made the lino cut some years back, and printed a few heads off yesterday to show you.
I have printed these using some scrap paper and acrylic colours, you get better results using special colours for lino-printing, but they are somewhere at the back of my bottomless pit AKA the hall closet, and if I had started to dig them out I wouldn't yet be sitting here writing about it....
I like the way that the picture - which was supposed to be a self portrait! (well, I did have long, permed hair back then!) - looks different with the different colours and backgrounds. A paint lighter than the background almost looks like a negative. And by using a light layer of paint you get a rather ghostly effect.
Anyway, I enjoyed doing the prints yesterday, and I will do some more in the -hopefully - near future.
And I still have a card to show you, a bit of a contrast programme.
It's a very simple card I made for *Simplicity*, where the challenge this week is to use an old stamp to make a thank-you card:
And here are three tags made, all using the same image, and the same background stamping, but using a different colour scheme each time. I printed the images out in blue, green and sepia, and fitted them behind a computer generated film strip that I printed onto acetate. I tried to find embellies for each tag in a fitting colour scheme, and like the effect of having just one main colour on each atg.
That was it for today, have a great day, thanks for looking, and take care!