Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Block Printing

I am in love
 Can't tell you how much fun this is....!
Here my carved patterns are ready to be glued onto the wood blocks that chef cut out.
Testing on paper

and here- glued and mounted to the wood blocks ready to use

In addition to my own designs
 I found these lovely antique ones
carved from pear wood

in my studio I have a super simple set up
 a door...again from Restore America
on saw horses
perfect height

 even Lily has a little spot under all the paint to snooze.



  1. Looks like a lovely cosy way to while away a day. I wish I lived close enough to give you the collection of stamps I have from the days when I made wedding stationery for my friends. I have boxes and boxes tucked away under a bed waiting for a day when I have a house big enough for a craft room (or a wave of second marriages! Whichever comes first!)

    1. stationery -now that sounds like fun!

  2. loooove the pattern in the 5th photo - is it your own design?

    1. No this is one of the antique ones made from pear wood.

  3. You are sooooo talented! I am in awe that you created them!! I bet Lily loves sitting in the room with you :)

  4. You are so amazing!!! LOVE that you have mounted them too. Cannot wait to see what you will do next. I am so partial to saw horses in studio. Best desk I had was a pair of old saw horses and an old door... Thanks so much for the comment on the yarn. I think of you every. single. day.

  5. These are amazing! And I love your desk :)

  6. So impressive, lady! ANd what a perfect work space. I am biting my nails in anticipation of our return home to a new house and a creative area. What supplies did you need for this?

  7. Hi Heather,
    You need a speedball carving set, lino or rubber plates to carve and paint/ink. Since I will mostly be block printing on fabric it's good to use screen print ink. How ecxiting with a new house-have fun with your work space!

  8. I tried wood block printing in art class in high school. The carving tool slipped and went into my hand. Not fun. I haven't tried carving anything since but I admire those that do. The blocks are beautiful!

  9. Camilla, I really am inspired by you, truthfully you such an amazing woman. I love how you find a passion, make it your own and create something so beautiful. I have been 'under the weather', but when I visit here you make me smile.


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