Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ta- Da (relief printing in action!)

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For those of you who are unfamiliar with relief printing... here it is (at least the poor (wo)man's version of it)! I bought to pieces of unmounted linoleum then mounted them to a wood board. The wood has registration lines on it so I know just where I want to put the paper when I'm ready for it. I've been working on carving the image out over the last week and a half or so. The process of printing the print you see in the video took just over 10 minutes. This was the very first print made from this block so it's a "proof". I went back in and fixed a few areas that didn't show up very well. As you can see I'm not using a machine or press to print this but am doing it by hand so each print varies more than if press printed. And, if you were wondering, the floor is not an ideal place to print especially when you live with a dog that sheds like a fiend year round, BUT it was the only area I had big enough to accommodate this.

This will be on sale soon in my Esty shop :-)

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