Yesterday’s Package

30 Oct

test ink 2c

Yesterday’s package was tins of new ink! Caligo / Cranfield Safe Wash litho / relief ink in black, for my test blocks. And here’s the second of my test blocks cut into MDF. The first, last week, gave unsatisfactory results but one of my WordPress chums, Siver Black, gave me a tip, to apply three coats of a 50:50 mix of shellac varnish and methylated spirits.

I’m delighted with the results. I used Hosho Japanese paper and took the print by hand, using a Japanese baren.

test ink 2d

I did a second proof print with chine collé, using a hand-made banana paper in dark red. This is part of the commission I’m working on for Sky Arts Art50.

sky-arts art 50 mash up

 

8 Responses to “Yesterday’s Package”

  1. Sharon Mann October 31, 2018 at 14:25 #

    I love the composition.

    • Rosie Scribblah November 2, 2018 at 08:40 #

      Thanks Sharon. It’s just a test piece at the moment ☺

  2. Alyson Williams October 31, 2018 at 11:17 #

    Looking good! Nice to see the process.

  3. SiverBlack October 31, 2018 at 02:24 #

    Looking good!

  4. Phil Cooper October 30, 2018 at 23:54 #

    Thats looking great Rosie, especially with that strong red

    • Rosie Scribblah November 2, 2018 at 08:42 #

      Thank you Phil, chine colle is such an easy way to add colour

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