Friday, March 25, 2011

india block printing

I loved this video by West Elm -- the sounds alone put me into a trance. Notice the body paint on the elephant in the beginning . . .

7 comments:

deanna7trees said...

i have lots of those type stamps. bought some in NYC and some on ebay. haven't had time to experiment with them yet but it's on my list. amazing to see how they create the stamp.

deb g said...

I have a few of these stamps too... This video was too short!

deanna7trees said...

i remember watching lots of other videos from you-tube on block printing when i first got the stamps.

Cheryl Razmus said...

Great video. Thanks for posting it. I have a small old one that I've had forever and never used (I should), but now that I've seen them being made, it feels like art in itself and needs some respect. (I put it out on display.)

Marie said...

I would like to collect some of those wood stamps and use them...fun. I agree the video was too short. :)

helen said...

Agree with the shortness and also would like to play with this type stamping. "They" do make it seem a little easier than it probably is,espcially the lining up part for an all over pattern. The fabric scraps for sale at Geridiary look as if she used a wood stamps as such. I got a few, and it inspired me before this post, so I believe the signs are telling me to try playing with it. Ha! (any excuse to try something new)ha.

woman with wings said...

Deanna, Deb, Cheryl, Marie & Helen -- I agree they are pieces of art and I'd love to collect them, too. I don't think I've ever even seen one in person before though -- wondering where did you find yours? And Helen, yes I think it's a sign and you should definitely play with it!!!