Saturday, January 12, 2008

First Exchange of Year Completed

I started working on these angels so long ago. The first Image I created just annoyed me.

i dug the second image and moreover, the carving. It's on linoeleum and since lino was my first, well, since this incarnation, I think I've imprinted on it...

But I couldn't get the pigment stamp pad ink to cover it evenly-- it's too big. so I had to break out the lino ink. So hard (sob)... I hate it when I run no roll smack dab into disability. I can't tell if it is the height or just the mess but being vertical helps you dodge it and having to move myself with the same ink covered hands to then try to stmap the image was incredibly frustraing.

And still I could not get a consistently good print.

So I carved a third angel from an already existing image...... and I couldn't a good print. So I embossed her.
Sigh sigh. not what i wanted, but i mailed the set of 26 in before the deadline.... I need to figure out what to do about ink.... with papermaking, I jsut roll around wet, thus far and since i can't feel it, I'm not annoyed..... maybe when i get home and have a bathroom large enough vs worrying about a rug covered floor, etc... maybe i can try printing again....

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