The wavy lines on this Speedy Carve block were cut freehand using the Speedball No 37 Linozips Safety Cutter. The safety cutter blades are angled and cutting is achieved by pulling the blade towards the body, much like the action of peeling a potato.
More about the Speedy Carve block
Uses for the cut Speedy Carve block
Block printing inks have are formulated specifically for printing and applied to the block using a brayer roller. The brayer is used to cover the block with a uniform coating of ink helping to ensure a clear transfer. If you prevent the paint or ink from drying on the block, it is easy to wash off with soap and warm water.
We used the same cut Speedy Carve block as a texture sheet or stamp for polymer clay. Polymer clay is a smooth modelling clay which can be low temperature heat hardened in a domestic oven.