From this seemingly mindless activity emerged four 6" x 9" printing blocks which are being used to create a 40" x 40" themed challenge. I won't be able to show the completed work until it has gone through a jurying process, hopefully making the cut, and finally being exhibited. However, here is the beginning of this particular block making technique.
Tools Used for Cutting Sticky Backed Foam
|Foam, Ruller, Compass, Craft Knife|
Use Compass to Mark Circles and Cut with Scissors
|Circles Ready for Mounting to a Board|
|Three Lays of Foam Shapes|
|Three Layers of Thick Stripes|
|Three Layers of Thin Stripes|
(Ultimately I needed a fourth block, but that will be addressed later in this series of blog posts about creating printing blocks with craft foam.)
In order to make somewhat permanent, rigid blocks to make printing easy, I cut 3 6" x 9" plywood blocks onto which I affixed the foam shapes. I attached he first layer of each foam shape to the plywood with Weldbond glue so that the block would withstand multiple washings without coming loose. The sticky substance on the back of the foam works well for affixing the foam layers together but it is not strong enough to permanently stay on a wood block.
Tomorrow I'll show how I used these blocks to audition the colors to use when printing.
Always remember, never fear to experiment.
Sometimes wonderful things happen.
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