Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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
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?