Wednesday, 7 November 2007

birdies!

Well, here you go... some of the bird prints printed from the collograph plates I spoke of a few days ago... (If you click on them they go bigger I think :) )


It was good to get back in the print room, and straight away I did that classic thing of first inking up the plate too much (print so dark I could hardly see a thing) then totally over compensating the next time and polishing the plate too much...


Its amazing what you forget isn't it! By about the third time I felt I was slowly getting back into the swing of things. I know I have so much to learn and re-learn, but it was a big relief that things started to come back to me. I could feel my hands getting back into the rhythm of mixing and scraping and wiping, and I have to say, it felt good! Like riding a bike I suppose (I hope!)


So, although I'm not overwhelmed by these prints; there is much to be improved on here, I'm happy that I've done it, got back in the saddle and had a go. And (as usually happens) I think I like the messy inked up worn out plate the best...


5 comments:

marianne said...

these have such a wonderful feel to them...I always want to have a try at whatever you are doing! So inspiring indeed...

Jessica said...

I like the first birds feet, they are just perfectly a little over sized, it gives them so much character.
I am glad you enjoyed yourself!

lsquaredstudios said...

Beautiful - i love the energy, personality and uniqueness of each.

Anna said...

Hi Sarah, thank you for your lovely comment- I'm still flat hunting! yikes! might post some embroidery soon (if i get over unpicking). love the texture of your birdies

cheers

Anna

Uschi said...

I so love the texture of prints, it looks so alife and warm...and your birds are gorgeous. Go on!!