This week's print is based off the inside of a cut onion. I tend to like small-scale prints. But this week I wanted to play with something big. This stamp measures about 3.5 by 4 inches.
Block printing with a larger stamp can have its challenges. The rubber block needed to be mounted to a piece of plexiglass to keep it from flopping around, and I ended up using a foam brayer to apply my ink (I usually make my own stamp pad). But I love the statement it makes when its repeated-- I just might make this into a screen to do repeats on fabric yardage.
I originally planned to make a tote bag with two printed panels, but I cut the panels too small! So I opted to make a box pouch out of one of them for now.
It's lined with one of my favorite Cake Rock Beach prints.
And it has a simple leather handle.
This week's winner is comment #19-- Barbara! Congrats!