Ever fancied carving your own designs and making your own prints? For our final brand of Christmas, I'm taking a look at Softcut (the cream-coloured stuff), Linoleum (the grey-coloured stuff) and the carving tools required for DIY printing and stamping.
I started with a piece of Linoleum, and drew a design using a waterproof pen.
Lino Cutter with a narrow blade, I carved the outline. (Always carve away from you with all fingers behind the blade, and outwards from the design, then if the blade does slip, you haven't gouged across your lovely image - or your fingers!)
Distress Paints, and into a box frame. Would make a nice 'new home' gift, I think.
So next, I had a go with the Softcut. This is more flexible than the Lino and carves slightly easier. I decided to carve circles, but somehow it morphed into a rose...
I hope you've enjoyed this little review, and maybe inspired you to have a go. Have a wonderful Christmas, and I hope Santa brings you loads of crafting goodies :)