Thursday, April 21, 2011

Printing - Day 2

Less than satisfying second day of printing.  The one on the left is from yesterday, the one on the right is from today.  I suspect it's the sometimes unavoidable side effect of too-fine lines.  They swell after the block has been wet.  I often have to recarve finer lines and I think this is one of those occasions.

Also it's cooler today than yesterday and the ink texture may be affected by it.

So I'll be recarving some of the lines next.  The usual two steps forward, one step back.  ;-j

Recarving.  Powder helps to show contrast.

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