Every now and then I get an idea and can’t wait to try it on my own. Lately artist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has been talking about her new obsession- stamp carving- and it gave me an idea for some erasers that I’d bought at the Dollar Store:
(Don’t tell my daughter- they were supposed to be treats for her! )
I cracked open my Speedball Linocutting supplies and just kinda went to town.
I doodled on the erasers, planning to cut on the lines I’d drawn.
Then, holding the tool at a 30-degree angle, I gently carved away the soft eraser. It was surprising how easy it was to cut. I’m impatient by nature, so I made a point to go slow.
I also found that it was easier to move the ERASER than it was to turn my hand- the same principle of moving your paper but holding your wrist still when doing fine detail cutting.
I even made a quickie video:
I hope this inspires you to try out a new technique!
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