DO NOT BEND - student project

I needed a "do not bend" stamp to use on envelopes when shipping prints and original art pieces to the amazing humans who buy them, so I decided to make one using this class. 

Here is the sketch:

DO NOT BEND - image 1 - student project

I then scanned it in, scaled it, flipped it and made the lines light blue. Here is the print out and the lino carving along with the carbon paper I used to trace:

DO NOT BEND - image 2 - student project

During the test prints, I used a rolling pin for pressing the paper onto the lino and realised that I can't just go up and down with it, but have to go side to side and diagonally across to cover all the areas. I also initially thought that I would cut the circle out or carve the edges away more, but I kinda like the starburst effect, so I left it. Here are some test prints:

DO NOT BEND - image 3 - student project

And here is one of the envelopes:

DO NOT BEND - image 4 - student project

Thanks for an awesome class!

Alicia Van Zyl