Annie in red test

Decisions, decisions… What color to choose for Annie’s scarf? I did an experiment using red vellum & a pair of scissors to get an idea. It  involved creating two prints & combining…. not what I would actually be doing. There was a discovery when printing on vellum:  oil based ink doesn’t dry. Wonder if the water-based would?

Annie on Vellum

I kind of like her all in red…. might make some cool luminaria covering!

Here she is sporting the red shawl/scarf. Think it’s a bit too red. Might end up going for a light green or light blue… Any preferences out there?

Oh, and I won’t be using vellum for the final printing. Most likely it will be a Thai Unryu paper. Currently she is printed on a mullberry paper (more off white) but will probably change to a white Hosho.

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “Annie in red test

    1. Hey Chris. Yes, printing it on different surfaces is quite interesting. I’ll be changing the block to eliminate more of the “scarf” area and let it just read as fur. Then I’ll probably cut the block even more and keep it a floating head & see where that leads. thanks for chiming in!

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