Friday, January 25, 2013

Pass five done! I am struggling now.  Almost had to recarve this one because it just wasn't registering right, but I played with it until it worked for me.


5 comments:

  1. Looks great! What are you making?

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  2. I'm working on a print edition of at least 43 as my part of an artist exchange of relief prints: The Southern Summer Northern Winter Solstice Print Exchange for 2013. The theme is "Dreams/Fantasies ... Dark/Light."

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  3. This is terrific Janis. BTW, I just bragged about your blog to CC members. I hope they will check you out. After all the talk about slow-drying Akua inks, I'm afraid to invest in them, They would probably work OK in the winter here, but not in the summer--too humid. What do you do to speed up the drying process?

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  4. Wow, Janis, this is a beautiful print! I love the color combination and the subject matter. You rock!

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  5. Thanks Trish! Yes, the Akua inks can be tricky but I find them to be well worth it. They're not as bad as I thought they were initially. Uncoated paper is key! Also, there is some "thickening" agent you can get that's said to speed up the drying, but when I picked up my new inks, they didn't have any. Next time I'll pick some up and give it a try. I'd encourage you to try just black to see for yourself.

    Thanks Pamitha! I am just taking a quick break from applying the last inking. I'll post pics later tonight or in the morning of the completed print.

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