Time spent in the studio these past few months has been an exploration of technique and materials with new discoveries of one kind or another almost every day. Sometimes it is just a neat little trick like the waxed prints on these cards. I have always enjoyed lino cuts and the way they simplify an image into positive and negative fields. I like working with water based inks because they are a lot less environmentally nasty and clean up so quick and easy. What I did not like was the fact that the finished print remains water soluble and can be so easily damaged so I have been exploring various ways to stabilize them so they could be used on touchable things like cards. I found that they can be dipped in wax without shifting the ink and it seals them perfectly. I can also layer on extra bits and glue them on with wax, instant collage. Just for fun I stitched some of them on to cards - by hand because my beastly old sewing machine simply refuses to stitch the waxed paper. That is a challenge for another day.