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Slow progress forward

February 24, 2016


Little Ms Hazel is coming near the end. A few more areas to darken & a bit more definition in others. My big quandary is whether to add a dog dish or not. Since I’m feeling lazy, I probably won’t add it it, but a bit more ground work is likely so she’s sitting on something. I hate it when critters look like they’re floating. A final ink color to decide as well….

The plate wiping is really the biggest thing to work through. It’s difficult to keep thin ink lodged in light scratches. I’ll try another paper brand to see if softer paper can pull the image out better. Thanks for the suggestion Carol! And a big thanks to Rosie for the ink suggestion too. It’s great to have so many printmaking friends!

Thursday I’ll be running the edition whether hell or high water! Fingers crossed!

This print is destined for the Leftovers Print Exchange organized by Amy  Nack in Boise Idaho. For more information click here: Wingtip Press and Leftovers.


11 Comments leave one →
  1. Rebecca Harkey permalink
    February 24, 2016 5:49 pm

    So, I have no pony in this race, but think a colored bowl would be spectacular!

    Must say, won’t matter what you decide… Always terrific!

    • February 24, 2016 6:26 pm

      Well, the bowl would be the same color as the rest of the print, so no additional color there, unless I did a different technique called Chine Collee. I’ll certainly consider it tonight….

  2. February 25, 2016 4:11 am

    Personally I like Miss Hazel just the way she is. You have made a slight drop shadow at her hind foot and tail so she appears grounded to me. This is really beautiful Gale.

    • February 25, 2016 7:02 am

      Thanks for the input Cathe! I’m not enthusiastic about adding additional stuff today. Hazel will be as herself. There can always be another edition later with a bowl.
      A few more tweaks today and I’m printing the edition of 15! This has been more fun than I remembered and maybe I’ll do another dog while I’m at it!

  3. February 25, 2016 2:43 pm

    Looking gorgeous

    • February 25, 2016 5:26 pm

      Thanks! She looks even better today but encountered issues with my recycled paper. Not too thrilled and will be reprinting. I think…

      • February 25, 2016 7:47 pm

        I tend to stick with Somerset and Bockingford for etching. It’s a fiddly thing.

      • February 25, 2016 7:48 pm

        I’m not familiar with Bockingford. Always fun to hear of new paper to watch for!

      • February 25, 2016 7:51 pm

        Both British I think so easy for me to get hold of. What etching papers do you have in the USA?

      • February 25, 2016 10:01 pm

        We do have Somerset, which I like very much. I’m not familiar with others since its been so long since I’ve dabbled my toes into this area. I’ll have to Check whats out there and let you know.

      • February 26, 2016 9:23 pm

        Somerset is a good all rounder, lovely for screen and good for relief printing with a little spritz from a water spray bottle. It takes stitching too. Bockingford tends to be stiffer, takes a lot of soaking so particularly good for cyanotype. I’m such a geek!

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