Thursday, January 07, 2010


You should have your plan worked out before you start cutting. That's rule one, right?

"Measure twice, cut once."

"Haste makes waste."

"Think twice before making a final decision."

To give myself credit, I did have it all worked out before I started cutting. I just came up with a better plan.

"Don't change horses in the middle of the stream."

Anyway, long story, short blog about it:

I decided the only way I could make my print the way I wanted was to use a stencil....didn't really want to do that (stencils have their own issues), so I was hesitant, but started in.

I made lots of drawings, using first watercolor, then (even better) colored pencils. I made all kinds of colored drawings.

And, then I started cutting. And then I came up with a better idea. And I re-cut. And then came up with an even better idea, but I had cut out the wrong part already. Drat!

So, I got out the putty.

I guess I could come up with an even better plan if the putty doesn't work.

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