Friday, December 09, 2011

Round and Round Finished

More of the carousal lino cut :) Here I started to cut away the lino,
Finished cutting away the lino. Now originally I was going to cut away a lot of the block, have it so that it would look like a colouring book print so I could colour the areas in, but I changed my mind again :p I could still do that when I get bored with this block tho.
One inked up block, sort of, needed more ink...
One print proof :) Really like how the flower on its nose looks, might look neat with a gradient over it. I did pull a "real" print but its still a little too wet to take a pic of or scan. Hopefully tomorrow. 


9 comments:

sue said...

Looks like fun - and I love the subject.

I can't be let loose with a stanley/craft knife. I made the mistake of cutting rubber matting for my horse's stable using the knife coming towards me - skidded and drove the knife into my thigh ... that was a few years ago but I still have the scars (mental and physical)

2paw said...

Oh, I am the same as Sue, I don't mix well with Stanley knives either!! I am looking forward to seeing the print.

kaslkaos said...

This REALLY lends itself to some monoprinting. Now you can ink in different colours of ink onto the block and make a one of a kind print. You can also use a brush and brush the ink onto the plate for a different effect. If so, you might need something called 'retarder' to slow down the drying process, or dampened paper onto dried ink. There are SO many things you can do with a carve like this. Cool!

Jennifer Rose said...

ouch sue!! i cringed when i read that, ouch

cindy, thanks :)

inrid, thats what i thought, might be neat to colour the different sections different colours. i keep meaning to pick up some retarder, but i keep forgetting

kaslkaos said...

Here's a tip I haven't yet tried that I picked up at a printmaking fair. Put paper in a sealed bag with a wet sponge overnight. The paper will absorb the water evenly, and then press your print (re;dryish ink or lack of retarder). If you try it 1st, I want to know. Of course, I could try it (seems like I'm trying to con you into doing all the experiments, eh?)

Jennifer Rose said...

lol, thats a good idea. will def. let you know if i do it :) i'm sort of new to printmaking so any tips are really welcome :D

kaslkaos said...

I got the tip after I explained gelatin printmaking to another printmaker. It felt like a trade of secrets. I've kept it in mind, but it takes too much planning ahead. Hmmm... yep, I'm online right now.

Jennifer Rose said...

i think the gelatin printing takes a lot of planning ahead, have to make room in the fridge for the plate :p and we have a smallish fridge

Serena said...

Fabulous finish, Jennifer!