1 month ago
My work process #1: HAND PRINTED CARD
Several friends asked me how did I do my xmas card, so I decided to share my work process here too. Who knows, someone could find it useful or inspirational so here it goes:
1️⃣ ✏️I always start sketching my idea. This time I had a very clear idea of what I wanted so I only did one sketch. But I usually need at least 3 or 4.
2️⃣ When I was happy with the sketch, I did a cleaned and more detailed version, more like a final drawing.
3️⃣ I transferred it to a rubber carving block laying the drawing on top of it, with the pencil lines facing down and rubbing the paper with a bone folder. And using a lino cutter I started carving following the lines. I used #speedballprintingblocks this time and they worked really well, I found it very easy to carve.
4️⃣ I used a red ink pad (dovecraft premium pigment ink pad which is acid free and non toxic) to ink the rubber block. I stamped couple of tests on cheap paper to check if I had forgotten to carve something. After this, I carved a couple of tweaks and when I was happy with the result I started stamping the final cards on thicker paper. Thick paper absorbs more ink, but it's much stronger and that works better for a card. I used my own hands and a thick book to make the pressure when stamping (very basic tools 😅)
5️⃣💪🏻 After repeating the inking and stamping process 20 times (yes, your arms get a bit sore at the end) voilà...the cards were ready to be sent after writing a message for each person 📨❤️It was all worth it, I really enjoyed it!
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