Friday, 1 August 2008

more prints

Some more mono prints today... to be used to cover a book for my work collegue. He's getting married on Wednesday, here, it looks beautiful and I can't wait! He likes dinosaurs, specificlly pterosaurs, so that's what he's getting :)

I wanted to make the prints look like fossils, and straight forward mono printing didn't look quite right...


So I inked up a plastic plate with white ink and a roller, then place newsprint over that and drew my image. I then ran the remaining ink and plate through the press with the brown paper to get a kind of reverse image, and I think it works better...


I would've liked to have done a few more prints, becauase it's hard to get the thickness of the ink correct (correct for what I want anyway) and then the pressure of the drawing, the drawing tool and the pressure of the press all make a difference on the finnished print, but I couldn't because I ran out of paper. Oh well! These will have to do!


I'll show you when the book is done :)

4 comments:

Grace said...

Nice work... Lucky friend! He's getting a great gift, so is his new wife.

Keep up the beautiful work.

Carol said...

Great prints. Yes, please show the book when it's done. Like your earlier prints too with the flowers.

Ciara said...

Wow! These are so beautiful. I know a certain little boy who would think these were 'coool'!

Pop over to me for a little award I gave you. :-)

Kaija said...

While your collecting your awards you might want to head over to my blog too!

I got your gorgeous little notebook and I must say that I'm really, really impressed! It's so simple and beautiful in addition to being well made. I'll blog some photos of it later if you don't mind!