24.8.06

Back in the Studio

I was back in the studio after my holiday for the first time tonight. Well, I was actually in there for a couple of hours the other night cleaning up, but that doesn't count. Anyhow, I got to try out these carved wooden stamps that I bought on my travels. I love their chunkiness - they kind of remind me of big black cupcakes.
The images they produce are cool, but I had difficulty getting a good impression. Perhaps they were meant for fabric rather than paper? Regardless, I still think they are cool.

One thing in my studio that never disappoints me is my Japanese Screw Punch. I used to use a drill for making holes in bookboard, but the holes were a bit jagged and messy. With the applilcation of a little elbow grease, the screwpunch makes clean and tidy holes, even in thick bookboard. It also cuts cleanly through bookcloth and all sorts of paper. All in all, an excellent and well used little tool. Now, back to work...

6 comments:

Marieke said...

Hmm, I am curious about your tool. And Dr. Joshi too! Still a headache?

Veronica TM said...

I love those stamps! I like the fact that they don't produce perfect images.
I have to get one of those punches. Good luck in the studio.

Liquid Sky Arts said...

Are the stamps from India... for Batik wax resist dying on textiles maybe? I love how you used them on paper... such pretty carvings!

LALA dex press said...

I have often looked at those stamps and wondered how they would print. My friend has some she uses as decoration- perhaps I can give them a whirl if I promise to clean off the ink.
I was recently gifted with a drill press attachment for my Dremel, but your tool looks less cumbersome.
Hmm...more stuff to think about

mishka said...

that's exactly what I thought when I saw the stamps - cupcakes!

ellia said...

pretty!

they do look like chocolate cupcakes... yummers... now i want one :D