Saturday, October 21, 2006

Injured Digit

Well, first things first, wine and lino tools are a bad mix! Seriously, never ever get drunk whilst you're cutting with sharp tools, it is such a bad idea! *lol* I know the creative juices flow well with some alcoholic lubrication but you can end up with some painful crafting injuries!
And if you look closely, there are not one but three cuts (no, I never learn from my mistakes), the one at the top being the biggest and deepest. It bled. It bled lots. There was blood pumping out and dripping down my wrist! (I was holding it up in the air and running to the bathroom cursing!) I'm quite pleased with the result though. The owl lino is hopefully part of an idea for a personal swap I'm doing, and also I'm testing out some school stock so that I can do some lino cutting in a lesson or two. I think it's pretty old stuff though. It's really hard to carve; I'm gonna try warming a piece up to see if that helps. It's really dark too. The stuff I've used before has been alot lighter. It made it hard to see to sketch the image on. Okay, so I have learnt that I need to get a grip board sorted out, a tray with side just doesn't cut the mustard, I need fresher lino, I need to sharpen my tools a little too I think, and I need to cut while I'm sober!




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