Well, two full evenings of cutting later and I'm done! I'm so excited with the result. Since the material was so rubbery, I just using a rubber-stamp archival ink and it turned out fine.
I don't know if its the material, or my technique, but I found myself having to pick/rip-off the ends of many of my 'strokes'. Maybe because I was working so small?
I was too impatient to fully figure out the design before I went at it, so I'm not fully satisfied with the composition (a bit too dark on the top-half). Still, I'm thrilled for my first try!
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