Yesterday I set about creating a different test piece, more elaborate and of a suitable size for sale. The cut work and coloring was accomplished that afternoon. Today, I mounted it to mulberry paper and a frame. It’s drying right now and I hope to apply wax before too long. Colorwise, I actually like how this piece is working. Yes, it’s miraculous I actually like a work in progress! I was thinking of the fall leaves turning colors while mixing little batches of acrylic ink (.5 tablespoons at a time!). Working with limited ink leads to a one of a kind piece. That’s what I’m heading for, individual works that can be cut almost the same but differ widely by the application of color. I’m sure I’ll be able to apply this to my existing lamp designs and create a completely different look. It’s good to dream….
While waiting for things to dry, I need to pull out Karen’s book and put pencil and ink to page. I’m still trying to figure out what it is I want to draw, but it will come. Maybe a little yard work under the big Douglas Fir trees will help inspire my brain. 🙂