Okayyyy..where have five months gone exactly?! I knew I'd been a little late in posting but seriously?! I guess my main excuse is summer and moving house - all done now and we're officially heading out of Autumn into Winter here in Italy now. Once my son started back at scuola I decided that rather than blog about the lack of printing I'd managed to do over Summer, I might as well get on with actually doing some thus creating something to blog about!!
Mainly I've been working on some letters or initials - the idea being they could be used as cards for a birthday or maybe a newborn/Christening/ baby-naming type scenario. I'd like to experiment making some banners with them too. They've taken a while to produce; I chose a circus style font as I think it works well from a distance and is neither too feminine nor overtly masculine.
The green stuff I've been carving is called Adigraf and is a super-soft (and pretty tricky) Italian type of "lino" - I use the quotation marks as I don't want to mislead anyone: this stuff will drive you crazy if you expect the same resistance form lino, even compared to Soft-Cut!! I thought i'd better try and find a local source (as it's illogical to have lino sent half-way across Europe, plus the postage charges from the UK from my previous supplier went up by 100%!!) but I'm not convinced and have had to get guests to bring some Soft-Cut over for me for other printing projects recently: still, it seems to work for this purpose!
I've also opened a little Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/storno which currently stocks these cards and some Christmas cards too which I will try to blog about soon. So, in keeping with my new chicken-and.the-egg theory, I'd better get back to work now so I have things to blog about right?!