Sunday, June 29, 2008

Seasons Block -- Recarve

Recarving some of the lines. Block powdered to show them better.
Experimenting with Akua. Too wet to roll, so I tried brushing it on with a sponge brush. Left brush marks on the print. Next may try a bristle brush, or try adding rice paste (or go back to Daniel Smith, which I know how to use). ;-j
One interesting effect of using the sponge brush is getting ink in the grooves. Makes an interesting look against the wood.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Seasons Test Prints

black on kozo

black on kozo w/ tapped in color

medium brown (yellow ochre/burnt siena) on newsprint w/ tapped in color

I like the medium brown, maybe a little lighter. Greens have to be clearer. Ok to tap over the lines and into the background. Better than blobby color (technical term). ;-]

I can't help it -- I really like crisp, black prints best. Next I do like natural colors tho, so I'll see what I can do with the browns.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Seasons -- Carving

Seasons -- WIP

6"x8", all shina plywood, golden oak woodstain, acrylic finish

Shina plywood cuts like butter. Much easier to follow a curved line than on Baltic birch plywood. I'm sold.

more carving

I like these on-edge shots -- helps with the glare.

All in a day's work. ;-]

faux print

Friday, June 20, 2008

Ninja Science

3"sq., kozo paper, Ninja Science
For Julie's birthday. Since she's both a ninja and a scientist. ;-j

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Seasons Block

A sketch for the seasons exchange block for Printsy. This is the mirror image, and how it should look on the block. Unless I change it. ;-j

Monday, June 09, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

In the Printlab

a blast from the past
Nothing really new here. I just needed a place to plunk a picture. ;-j