I’m currently working on a book swap, where each person contributes a page, then receives a whole book at the end of the process. The theme is flowers and color.
The color theme I’ve got is green, so I had been trying to come up with flowers that are green. Bells of Ireland and Lady’s Mantle were rejected and I had pretty much decided on the green coneflower, “Green Envy” when a co-worker suggested the Jack-in-the-Pulpit. It was a perfect choice. It appealed to me on several levels: an interesting shape, attractive flower, a woodland native that I grow and love, and a whimsical name.
I quickly came up with a clip-art illustration of the flower and was able to carve a large (6×10 inch) stamp in the basic shape. Last night I printed a test page and was very pleased with the results.
The stamp, still wet from the paint.
It still needs a little cleaning up, but I think it looks pretty good as is.
This came together so well, that I’d like try a whole series of flower prints.