I’ve been busy in my studio and the rough draft tiles above are just one example of what’s new. They are made of air-dry clay rolled thin, then pressed onto one of the inked linoleum blocks from my “Tabbies” series so they are a little dimensional and a little colorful. This is really fun!
This little experiment consisted of seeing how much clay each tile so I would know how much the biggest portion of materials would cost for them, and how complicated it was to actually print and trim them so it didn’t take all day to make four tiles. That’s one of the reasons why new ideas don’t just pop right out, and why, when I have so many ideas, it takes soooooo loooooooong to get them out to you, but I love every minute of this process.
I’m sitting here surrounded with materials—packages of air-dry and polymer clay, jars of paint, blank cardboard keepsake boxes and vintage cigar boxes, inks, rubber stamps, my linoleum blocks, frames, mat board and a brand new Epson printer. I am almost overwhelmed with the potential of it all! But there’s also a cat show in a few weeks!
In a week or so I’ll share photos of the finished items building on products I created last year and new items I’ve been waiting for the time to make, all inspired by the felines in my life. You’ll see them in my Handmade Gifts Gallery, and I’ll feature them here.
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