I had a crack at die-cutting using the technique shown in the video clip I posted on Wednesday. It worked a treat. The photo below shows the doyley cut out but still stuck to the die. Notice how many of the little bits have detached already. Most importantly, they are ALL cut well enough to prick out with no trouble. On the right is the alumnium sheet I used as an improvised metal plate. Of course it's cactus now so I will speedily invest in the proper plate.
|Looking good after a number of passes with turns between each one.|
|Lummy, look at that. Very pretty. Here it is all clear of the debris.|
And here is the reward at the end of the day. The fire is alight and I have fresh-from-the-oven sourdough bread, home made dukkah and locally grown organic extra virgin olive oil. Two women over on French Island have an olive grove and the oil is sooooooo good, as are the olives. I'll get some more on Sunday at the Farmers Market (if they are there this month).
Did lots of arty organising but this post is just to get your taste buds going as well.