They've fascinated me if no one else. After putting down some watercolor/acrylic washes I then start layering with originaal carved stamps....just giving it depth. They look more like fabric design than paintings....but hey it's fun and this is the bottom line...FUN.
The enclosed example is wonderful. Swirls of color are augmented by small hand-carved blockprints that provide depth and texture to the painting. She also enclosed a couple of stamps based on that design.
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