Wood Block One
  I started purchasing antique carved textile printing blocks in 2007.

  A friend made a mold from one and it was a big hit in my polymer guild.

 My guild members asked me to make texture sheets for them from this textile block, and the Wood Block series was started. 

 This is a nice block. It has several distinct patterns. You can use the whole sheet or just one area.

 Like all my textile blocks, they aren't perfect. There are minor areas of wear or damage. I like this, I feel it gives them character and complexity.    

 

 This large (3 inches) bead was done using a Helen Breil technique that was published in September-October 2006 issue of Step-by-Step Beads. 

 A textured sheet of clay is folded over a cord and cut with a curved blade. The bead, still on the cord, can be gently shaped. 

 

 Here is my Valentine's Scarf Pin.

 The flower is from a mold of a Cinnabar bead, the feather at the end of the arrow is from this texture sheet. It's a nice example of how you can use one of the many areas of pattern available on this texture sheet.

 It is made over a work hardened wire armature. 


 This scarf pin is done with an all over texture.


 Here is one of my knitting needle holders done in this textile block. I used ivory clay and burnt umber acrylic paint.
 


 I really love this texture sheet.
 


 
 


 

Texture Sheet examples: Growth Ring  Open Weave Basket  Sugar Granite  Weathered Wood   Dark Side Wood  Tiny Cracked Growth Ring  Kit-Kit-Dizze Fine Lauhala Crumpled Foil  Shingle Cracked Growth Ring Desert Sandstone Green Sea Urchin  Lava Rock Grass Cloth River Sand Wood Block One  Wood Block Two  Wood Block Three Wood Block Four Wood Block Five Wood Block Six

 

 

 

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