January 06, 2008

Back to routine

I'm back to my routine of Sunday printing now that the holidays are past us. Last night, jazz music in the background for company, I finished carving away the areas I want to keep yellow in the Tree Spirit block.

Today I printed the second colour, still using the DS transparent medium and keeping to a mix of significantly less pigment than medium. Printing went very well. I actually used less medium and more pigment than for last last week's printing; I'd like to try for an increasingly opaque ink as I go along. I'm also applying the ink to the block in a much thinner layer than ever before and I'm liking the results.

This is the second printing, both separately and as added to the first colour.

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