Because I take LOTS of photos of my work as I make a print, just thought I would share a few here with you.
This is the first block I carved. Beautiful, isn't it? Unfortunately, the word "Cherish" needed to be reversed on the block so that when I printed, it would read correctly.
Here is what the initial block looked like when I test printed it. Ugh! I was bummed when I realized what I had done. But because I really liked the image, I made a plan.
I knew I wanted this to be a two color print, red and gold. And I always cut my multi-colored blocks apart like a puzzle so I can ink the different colored parts separately, and then put them back together before I print. Sooooo...
I decided to cut the mistake block apart and recarve just the heart again, this time, reversing the type.
And then I inked it to test how the block and the type turned out. Perfect!
Here I am, doing the actual print in two colors.
I used my new Wood Zilla press to make the printing easier on my hands.
The finished print. I used Calico Safewash red ink and Cranfield oil based gold ink on thick, Stonehenge paper. The finished print size is 10"x10."