I've been playing with the baby etching press some more...
I printed an edition of six; because the plate is inked and wiped for
each print, they are all slightly different (plus I was playing around
with varying the amount of ink I left on the plate). The chine colle is the gold crest of the little bird.
Printed area is approx. 5 by 8".
I was fairly pleased with the way these turned out, but it's not
easy to judge just how much ink to wipe off! I guess it comes with
experience, so I'll keep on keeping on with these!
I'm planning a series of prints, using various techniques, based on the birds I see and hear from the house/garden here in Cambridgeshire. Calling it the 'Bird List' project, not very inspired I know! (Let me know if you think of a better name...) Should keep me going for a while...
28 June 2014
24 June 2014
23 June 2014
I did a holiday sketchbook as a birthday pressie for my sister - some pics were done at the time, others from photos...
19 June 2014
13 June 2014
Next page in the natural world journal, this time it's dog roses - when the swifts are screaming in the sky and the dog roses are blooming, then it's definitely summer! These were from a hedgerow out in the farmland here.
05 June 2014
02 June 2014
I'm pleased to say that I'm the lucky recipient of a limited edition print from The Natural Line! Elizabeth held a draw for this prize over on her facebook page. If you have a moment, do go and visit - she produces such beautiful work.