Phew! Cracked It!

2 Nov

test ink 3a

Finally, all the teccie, geeky stuff has been sorted. I did a third test block, carving a fraction of my final design onto a shard of MDF, coating it three times with a 50:50 mix of shellac and methylated spirits, inking it up with Cranfield Caligo Safewash Relief ink and printing it, using a Japanese baren, onto Hosho paper. PHEW!!!!!! Cracked it!

This is a first, trial, proof which shows me if the carving is satisfactory. I can see where I need to cut more away around the lettering and maybe increase the ‘scales’ around the dragons eye, but it’s not too bad at all for a first proof.

This is another stage in my commission for Sky Arts ART50, you can read more about it here

sky-arts art 50 mash up


5 Responses to “Phew! Cracked It!”

  1. memadtwo November 5, 2018 at 15:45 #

    I like the energy in this. (K)

  2. artsofmay November 3, 2018 at 16:54 #

    Great print.

    • Rosie Scribblah November 4, 2018 at 05:43 #

      Thank you. This is just a test piece but I can crack on with the rest now with some confidence.

  3. Emma Cownie November 3, 2018 at 10:02 #

    Well done!

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