I have two ladies to thank for my second bout of recent craft frenzy. First there is Abby, who lent me her copy of Lotta Prints, the book that really got this crafty ball rolling. And then there is the fabulous sales clerk at Collage on Alberta Street who gave me tons of great advice on supplies and techniques for my new printing obsession. I picked up a Speedball block printing starter kit and a sheet of speedy-carve and haven't looked back, making stamps non-stop, Original Intent style:
Do you see the faint lines in the road on that second to last photo that inspired the stamp? I'm really digging those...
I've been thinking up lots of printing projects, but the one I jumped at first was a project that Lotta suggested in her book - labeling jars:
Lotta's got lots of beautiful printing ideas in her book, and I've got a few more up my sleeve. If you have any great printing/stamping project ideas, I'd love to hear 'em.
My crafty itch continues in full force, but it dawned on me that I can't post about much of it as it's wrapped up in handmade holiday gift-making for my family (members of which are avid readers here... right, family?). I started my handmade holiday preparation several weeks ago and am rolling full force, so as not to have a repeat of last December. What are you handmaking for the holidays?