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Waste Not, Want Not

1 Dec

frida paper

“Waste not, want not” as my Nana used to say, along with “Make do and mend”. She survived two world wars and the great depression of the 1920s and never threw anything away. I’ve been tearing some beautiful Japanese Shiohara paper for an edition of woodcuts and there are a load of small leftovers about 7 inches by 4. Cut in half they’ll be the ideal size to try out a little rubber stamp I made a few months ago with a laser cutter. I scanned a screen print I did of the artist Frida Kahlo and scaled it down then followed the complex instructions to operate some extreme machinery and out popped this stamp. I haven’t tried it out yet. I’ve been waiting for the right paper.

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