Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Yup "Glyph" is the Creative Prompt Project's word of the week. A Glyph, is essentially a pictograph or other symbolic character/sign, sometimes cut into a surface or carved in relief.
I had a bit of fun with this one. First I drew my zodiac symbol........ Capricorn.
Next, I finally got around to trying Lino-Cutting. It is something I have wanted to try for awhile. I began by purchasing the basic lino-cutting tools and a piece of linoleum to carve.
I drew a fairly simple pattern which, once carved, resulted in this block/stamp.
I lightly brushed transparent fabric paint onto the block using a fairly stiff brush so that odd little lines would be left behind. I started with one colour and gradually added another as I continued to make the print. Here is the stamped fabric. I can see where the carving needs to be "cleaned" up a little, but I am quite pleased with my first attempt.
Can you imagine the fabulous possibilities that might be achieved by employing this method of print making?


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Ive done block printing on fabric and it is fun. The lino materials now are soooo much better than what they used to have; easier to cut, less chance of cutting oneself!
Had a ball with mine---am sure you will just excell at this!


Sherrill said...

GOOD GRIEF, your artistic abilities AMAZE me!! You are SO TALENTED and that block print is super cool!

Anonymous said...

Loads of potential! I haven't tried lino cutting for years - about 20 years, I think, maybe longer. I'm glad to read that lino is now easier to cut than it used to be. Someone told me it's easier to cut if you iron it to warm it up a little.

Clare Wassermann said...

Yes I love lino cutting - you have reminded me to get mine put and do some more - Christmas cards would be great x

Diane J. Evans said...

Your amazing talent is limitless, Jill -- you'e opened up a whole new world of possibilities with your lino cuts. Imagine the postcards! Imagine the art quilts! Imagine the fun!

Love the prompt sketch, my fellow Capricorn.


Joan said...

Great work Jill

Barbara said...

I really enjoy what you have accomplished on cloth ... I have used lino-cut on paper but that was the extent.
Great work!

Sherri said...

Now I know who stole all my mojo! It had to have been YOU! Great stuff, as always. :)

Anonymous said...

It's come out really well! I think it's fab. It sort of makes me want to do some myself, so thanks for that!

sewnut said...

Printing on fabric is so addicting. You may never stop.

Vicky~ stichr ~ said...

sweet!! i am a Capricorn also and having the initials VJ, this symbol became my signature on everything art!

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