Thursday, 10 February 2011

as the sage Peter Polaine says"smooth seas does not a good sailor make" or choppy seas in the studio !!!

The every now and then footprint is getting a bit lost along the way !
Really busy at the moment getting work together, lots of new blocks !
 I seem to be getting into a phase of working small and detailed,strange how you get into different ways of working, lots of detail not  that easy when you 're carving into card blocks but they seem to be ok. Yet again fell into the old mistake of trying to print too soon and the damp paper stuck to a still tacky block...will I ever learn ! I am not sure whether it was the button polish at fault or whether it could be that there was just too much  texture acrylic medium on the block which gripped on to the damp paper. Eventually a good printing session was had and the prints are now in the process of being painted !
The first one that is almost completed is shown below....

 blocks inked and ready for printing

 the almost complete first painted  print !

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely stunning work as always, Mandy. I can imagine it's the excitement of seeing the print that makes you print too soon! Looks like you are really on a roll at the moment :)