We were somewhat limited by the amount of meat tray that didn't have other stuff already imprinted on it. We tried to get the men to get us some more meat trays while they were suffering through the holiday-grocery-store-nightmare, but our small town walmart didn't have any meat trays without meat on them and no one needed any more meat, so we just went with what we had.
After "carving" them, we just used regular acrylic paint to make prints. Here's a strip of test prints from one of mom's. Her second block (the flowery one) made a really nice repeating design but I didn't get any pictures of it.
I started printing mine to make a 16" square, with our 16 x 16 seed packet challenge in mind. I didn't have quite enough green mixed up, so my first panel wound up have lots of different shades of green. We also weren't quite sure how much paint to use, so some prints were globbier than others. I kind of like the variation in green but not the globbiness. Anyway, I was gamely printing along, then got to the last row and ACK printed one of them upside down. I could have screamed. I finished up the pattern, then just printed another panel. The second time, I mixed up extra paint so I had more uniform colors and I managed to print them all in the correct orientation.
Here are a couple of close ups so you can see the repeat a bit better.
So here's where I need help. I have absolutely no idea what to do with these (either one or both). I thought about using them as a background for something else, but what? They're pretty busy. I thought about just quilting them and finishing them as a whole cloth, but I have no idea how I'd quilt them and I feel like they'd be a bit flat.
Any suggestions? I really have no idea at all!
Linking up with Nina-Marie as ever!