Saturday, January 23, 2010

Who Knew??

Who knew, as I carved a linoleum block in a printmaking class in college, that I would be using the design to make silver jewelry twenty years later! Of course, one could skip step 2, 3 and 4 and press the metal clay directly into the linoleum block. But, in my case, I wanted the design much smaller than the original for a pendant. Also, the rubber stamp matrix creates unique depths, different than the carved linoleum block. Below you can see the process...

Carved linoluem block.

Final piece, ink on paper.

Photocopy of reduced image.

Rubber stamp matrix.

Finished silver metal clay pendant.

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