Pressing-Issues

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Baby Kraken ~ Carvety-Carve



Working on the baby kraken.  Beginning to like the way it's coming along.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Two-Block Baby Kraken



Background block is ready for a test print.  Foreground block is started.

I should run the slanted lines on the background block into the negative space for the balloon, to cover any mismatch in printing.

I'll print the background block in a blue or a blue-green.  The foreground block will be printed in black, with pastel added afterward to make the elements bright.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Nicky & Gabby Blocks





I want to print up my Nicky and Gabby blocks, but Signy's a bit of a drawback.  Right now she's in heat, so there's no sending her off to SH for the day.  So I need to come up with another idea.

It occurred to me that I used to wet the paper (especially for oil-based inks).  But it also works with water-based inks.  I can set up the card table(s) and soak and blot my paper.  Then I might try printing with a baren, counting on the damp paper to take up ink more easily.  At least I'd like to try it.

I'll only be printing b&w and adding pastel color later.  Just spots of color.

And here's mir image of the blocks.  Possibly print more of an ocher colorway?






Monday, November 28, 2016

Ordered SH Xmas Card


Just ordered the SH xmas cards ~ 750 this time.  Also ordered 75 of our own this time, plus 4 mugs ~ if the laptop ever finishes its update and lets us finish the order.


Mirrored Block Faux Print


Mirrored scan of the block, looking like a sepia-tone print.




Friday, November 25, 2016

Working on the Signature Block




Need to work on the eyes and nose.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Arting Day


Carving at Tina's today.  Almost there.  Signature block, nose, eyes, a few bits and bobs.  But almost done.



Monday, November 21, 2016

Working on the Floor Boards.



Getting there.  Tho the more I carve the more there seems to carve yet.



Need a stretch break.  Neck is stiff.