2 colors down

   Lack of useable colored etching ink has thrown some of my printmaking into a standstill. However, there is always screen printing! My inks for that style are also getting old but still useable. A couple of years ago I switched from Speedball to Versa and I’m not very happy. Maybe it’s the extender but something in the ink gives it a bubbly texture. Personally, I like an ink to lay smoothly over the paper and not yield sticky pock marks.  I also don’t like it when my screen gets a halo happening (probably ink drying in between printing).  Well, at least I’ll have something for the Leftover Print exchange!

This will be a 4 color print of Moby my German Wirehaired Pointer. Maybe it’s considered a 5 color including the white background? Anyway, only two more block outs on the screen and two more colors to run. There have been a few registration glitches but overall things are still looking pretty good. I’ll be happy when it’s done.

Published by paperstew

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

7 thoughts on “2 colors down

    1. It’s actually the reverse image of Moby. Looking forward to having the water turned back on so I can keep it going. Dave turned it off to work on the bathroom plumbing. 🙂

    1. Thanks Melissa! I never realized how hard it can be to get a photograph looking up a dogs nose. They tend to move way to quickly! Glad you’re still keeping track of the studio antics. 🙂

    1. Rogue could also become a screen print if you would like a little color…. I’ll still finish the black & white version too!

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