Now that I am retired most folks would think a post about Time Share might be something about traveling to an exotic place. Nope... it is just me - splitting my time between caregiving, checking on little seeds of hope and PRINTING! I know there are plenty of other things I should be doing like weeding, mowing, laundry, spring cleaning and on and on but instead I carved out some time this past week for the sole (soul qualifies too) purpose of studying multiple color, reduction linoleum/speedy cut printing. OMG! Who knew it took so much thinking! No wonder they call it suicide printing!! There are sooooo many variables. It has taken 3 blocks, but I now feel slightly confident about registration. I built myself a jig and it works well for small prints. I possibly may, finally, understand the reverse image thing if I stick to color coded tracing paper, but the rest - I don't think it will come until I have in the TIME. How many blocks will that be? 5? 10, maybe even 20? Or horrors, do you have to have a gene for thinking in reverse backwards order?
Learned about using transparency sheets to protect the non-printed parts of the block.
The nest is just not that thrilling I am sorry to say.
Maybe I should have taken it farther - and made the border blue?
The crow print below is much better so far.
But there is something about the prints hanging in the window that just give me a thrill.
I tried a different kind of paper in addition to the kozo paper.
That was interesting and made for totally different results.
Then there's the end of the day. All that ink on the plate. Time for mono-print play!
Hopefully tomorrow I will be back at it cutting and printing the next color.