Monday, September 20, 2010

Block Printing

One of the traditional crafts of Jaipur is block printing.

We were given a demonstration of how each block is dipped in a different color natural dye ...

and stamped on the material.

Each block is like a puzzle piece ...

that creates a color pattern.

The finished piece is then dipped in a vinegar solution which totally changes the color of the final product.

We were given these two prints free.

And I bought these small blocks so I could try my hand at printing on cards or small pieces of material.

Will have to put it on my to-do list as right now I am just trying to keep up with school work and housework. Hope everyone has a wonderful week. Peace & blessings, Tammy

19 comments:

Jan said...

Oh, those are amazing! And your new block stamps are wonderful. Each of them is so pretty and I know you'll make some lovely cards with them! Had no idea that vinegar would change the colors of those prints. Who knew? I could have spent a ton of money in that shop!!

Have a great week.
Jan

Marilyn said...

Tammy those stamps are gorgeeeeeous....would love to play with them, with you!! Dont you love watching the "experts" do their thing....it always looks so easy when they do it!! Have a good week m'dear!

Celestial Charms said...

How very interesting. Can't wait to see what you eventually create using them. How wonderful to learn a craft directly from the source. Have a fabulous week.
Maureen

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Tammy! Lots of catching up here for me today ~ I so enjoyed your trip, thanks for taking us along! I also love this craft, so unique! I think we all have a "to do" list that is endless!!

A Vintage Chic said...

Ooooh, I love those blocks, Tammy...just like giant stamps, aren't they?! What craftsmanship! I so love learning how things like this are done...thanks for sharing it!

Can't wait to see what you make with your beautiful print blocks--how exciting!

Hope you're having a wonderful day, my friend!

Julie

Becky said...

How interesting.I cant wait to see yours, thanks for sharing and thanks for the visit.

Happy new week!

La Dolce Vita said...

amazing post! I love those stamps and to see how they print with them is fab!! thanks so much!!

Claus said...

Very cool!!! and very pretty stamps! how lucky! It's rather difficult to find stamps around here; I think people are not into letter writing, card making/sending, or crafts much in this country. Whenever I find some, I literally throw myself at them! :-) I have a small collection now :-) mainly about Autumn (which doesn't exist here) and Christmas of course :-)
do share with us when you make a card or a project with them!
have a lovely day!

Love the Decor! said...

Love this. I have some antique print blocks that I have hanging on the wall . Thanks for stopping in for a visit!! : )

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Really cool! Do they {or you} use a special dye or ink? Can't wait to see what you come up with - your "stamps" are lovely!

Lesa's Life said...

This is really, really amazing! Love how they did that.

Elaine said...

Like the choices you made for stamps.. Looks like fun. lol Auntie

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

How interesting how they do it! Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

Mevely317 said...

This is soooo interesting! I, too, look forward to seeing yours :)

Creative Breathing said...

Tammy, This is such a fascinating post. I wonder how it is the pieces can be positioned so accurately. Always fun to visit hear and learn about your country. Elizabeth

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
I love the block prints. I saw some for sale here at a quilt show. Seeing the demonstration really shows them at there best. Have fun printing your cards.
hugs,
Angela.

Karen said...

I have always wanted to see how they do that! \such a simple yet great effect.. cant wait to see your prints..

Lori R. said...

Kind of like Stampin' Up!!! Just more primitive, I guess you would say.... Those blocks are actually beautiful as just a decoration.

Anonymous said...

Once again, I am in awe of the talent these men have for creating something beautiful. The patience they must have is incredible, and I am pretty sure that each one turns out a tiny bit different. Fantastic. I am looking forward to seeing what you can do with your blocks!!

Love,
Renee

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