Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Lucie is very inspirational and I will keep watching to see what she makes next.
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
One of the most important things to ensure when printing a second layer is to make sure the registration is right so that the print all lines up correctly. The method I was using was my own with marks on the lino block and a ruler:
Other things that I found essential were:
Using a firm and even surface to place the fabric onto whilst printing, I placed my fabric onto newspaper and then on a cutting mat. This was clearer than when I placed the fabric straight onto newspaper on the table.
Inking up the block thoroughly and then wiping excess ink off areas that were not going to be printed, this ensured a clean print of my image;
After inking up the block it needs to be printed quickly so that the ink does not dry up on the block and the image you are printing is clear;
Pressing the block down equally and firmly in all areas.
This was the result of the days printing and I was really pleased I shall wait for it to dry and fix with the iron before sending it off to Jesse:
I am so pleased with how my design worked that I may use part of the image and print it onto cards.