I love mixing ink. I really do. This is for the third colour, a brighter. more intense blue this time. I am using my trusty Prussian Blue and a little white. At this point I had mixed a little too much white and was adding more blue. Click on the image to see it more closely – go on, you won’t be disappointed.
It must be the weather and my impending (and long overdue) holiday, but I couldn’t help thinking about the colour of the Mediterranean Sea and well, ah, back to the printing…
The third block is quite similar to the second, but reveals a little more detail in the face and hand, but I must have been thinking of sun, sea and sangria because I over-inked the block. A little cleaning up later, and things started to come together:
These photographs were taken just after I had cleaned everything up and show how the ink is now ‘sitting’ on top of the ink layers below and forming a shiny build up:
And following the format of previous posts, here’s one that got away…
About 3mm out of register on the left, and two at the top, plus far too much ink all make for a crappy result.
I printed these this morning and have been finding excuses to go back in the garage printshop all day to look at them. I’m smiling as I type this up , just hoping that I don’t mess it all up on the last block. I’ll leave these for a couple of days to dry fully before finishing them off, and start cutting some new blocks.