Found myself drawn to industrial-like things last weekend.
(Well, the above relief print was actually done a few months ago but it seemed to relate well to the plastic pipes and chain-link in the first image.)
Took some steel wool (0000) and a little orange citrus stripper to this vintage wooden ball....
...and thought it "cleaned up" nicely and was rather handsome with the vintage number stamps I found while out and about. (Actually, I acquired my own little "factory" consisting of three sets of different-sized numbers and one set of letters; each set housed within double blocks as above; and all of them stored within a larger vintage box. SCORE!) (Notice the pen marks made by a former owner so he would know how the top and bottom blocks fit together best. Three of the four sets were marked in the same way.)
And here is a small monoprint --- maybe 4" x 4".
And by the way, if you want to see some exquisite attention to detail, reminiscent of the chain-link fence above, check out this page on Kaija's blog, Paperiaarre. (Everything she makes is lovely!)