I sat down for a while this week and inked up the blanks I made. I started with the smaller gift tags because for some reason they are less intimidating. I had the impulse to put an iris on one of the skinny ones and I rather liked the way it turned out, so I did several more as well as a few of the more standard abstract flowers. When I started on the larger aceos, I made a few with bunches of irises too.
One with a more horizontal flow of paint reminded me of my little painting of the dog walker so I quickly sketched that one out. It might be fun for a house warming gift. I am going to make a few more with an architectural theme. Just thinking about it, it might be productive if I consider different event uses for them and let that help dictate what I draw. Maybe birthday gifts, shower gifts, I don’t know. I do think I will list some of the iris ones. I am most pleased with them.
I thought the ones with blue on them might work as a water theme and drew the turtles on that one. I think am least pleased with it. I have 10 aceos left so I will probably do a few more.
I went to the craft store to buy some different colored printing ink but all they had was the red. No yellow or green, so I didn’t ink up the latest linocut. I really wanted to blend those two because it is a plant print. The store hasn’t had a lot of colors lately and not been restocking so I might have to try the other craft store. It is farther away so I go to it less.