Monday, March 12, 2012

Catspaw -- Leftovers III

They're on their way!  8-]


Can't wait to get my leftovers in return, and to see the whole project up on the Wingtip Press blog:

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Catspaw with Cat

Time to print the kitty on the background.

Magenta seems to be a mix of red and blue, closer to blue.  I'll see how that looks.  I'll see if I want it ghostly (watered down) or more substantial (w/ white).

Nah, went with more of a burgandy kitty.

Striking, I think.  8-]  I think I'll call it Catspaw.

And here's the finished product:


I added my spiral initials as another graphic.

Leftovers III exchange:

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Leftovers III - Background Color

First pass - catspaw coverlet background color in thalo green, thinned slightly with transparent medium.

As the theme for the exchange is "leftovers" I like the idea of recycling leftover blocks, in this case the two blocks for Foggy.

I went with a greenish color for the background and I'm thinking of a grapy-purple or magenta for the kitty cat.  I'll see what looks good when the backgrounds dry (which in this weather, could be now).

Most of the pieces of paper are 2"x7", but they vary (they are leftover bits cut down from other projects).  I only need 14 for the exchange.  The others will make nice bookmarks.  ;-]

Here's the link to the Leftovers III project:

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Recycled Leftovers

Finally.  Nothing like a pressing deadline to get me, er, pressing.

Foggy ("The fog comes on little cat feet.") is what I'm going to use for the Leftovers III exchange. It's made up of two blocks -- the background, an historic woven coverlet pattern called "Cat Tracks and Snail Trails" or "Catspaw," and the cat block, which is an homage to our late cat Foggy.

Leftovers III uses up leftover pieces of printmaking paper, and I like the idea of using  "recycled" blocks for it.  Here's the original print:

I'll play with the blocks.  Print the coverlet block, then add the cat, maybe at an angle.  I'll see what moves me.  Maybe play around with colors.

Took me awhile to find the blocks.  I'm certainly not an organized printmaker.  ;- j  I knew they were somewhere at the bottom of a basket-o-blocks, and they were.  Found some others I'd wondered where they'd gotten to, so it was a productive morning's spelunking.