Saturday, October 13, 2007
A New Journey Begins
I started carving in August for an exchange called Fine Art Valentines-- 2 by 2 inches to be printed on 4 by 4.
I drew several images and won an incredible auction on eBay that equipped me with a half dozen handles, a bunch of gouges, a block printing press, paper, ink and some wonderful mounted-on-wood lino blocks.
I didn't know they were wonderful at the tiime.
I went on to buy some 2" by 2 " mounted lino blocks from Nasco that left my fingers sore and bruised.
Last week I tried Art Gum erasers and some white stuff mounted on foam called Inovart from Dick Blick ( didn't like either of them).
I wish I knew the manufacturer of this old lino. The new 2 by 2's I bought are mounted on press-chips vs wood, like these lovely blocks. Since I've made about 16 carvings since starting, I think I'm hooked....
I need to find tools for registration and inexpensive drying racks.
I've yet to ink up the benchplate I bought--- I'm nervous about
making that kind of mess. I've only used Brilliance inkpads,
I look forward to tackling multicolor printing and trying " suicide" or reduction printmaking.