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And Now For Something Completely Different …

Acid etching! Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different …

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14NOV: More Color And …

Block print, hand pulled with water soluble ink, hand-colored with watercolor paints, plus pearlescent accenty.
Block print, hand pulled with water soluble ink, hand-colored with watercolor paints, plus gold + silver pearlescent accents.

While this might look pretty cool here, it looks even cooler where it is sitting on my table, waiting to dry completely before I slip it into its plastic sleeve for display and (hopefully!) sale.  Continue reading 14NOV: More Color And …

13NOV: Paint By Colors

More hand-coloring of relief prints this evening.

If I had a hundred of these, I would color them all differently. And never get tired of it.
If I had a hundred of these, I would color them all differently. And never get tired of it.

There are 2 more behind the jump cut. I spent a lot of time today working frantically on the calendar / coloring book thing, doubting decisions I made ages ago, and reminding myself that getting it done (at all) is swiftly becoming more important than HOW it gets done.  Continue reading 13NOV: Paint By Colors

5NOV: The Happy Accident

Relief print, freehand design carved from a 1/8-inch thick piece of low density polyethylene (LDPE), printed in dark brown water-based Speedball relief ink.
Relief print, freehand design carved from a 1/8-inch thick piece of low density polyethylene (LDPE), printed in dark brown water-based Speedball relief ink.

When I print, sometimes it is hard to throw out a misprint. Maybe it is a misprint because the ink distribution wasn’t good, or the paper wasn’t lined up properly. Maybe it was a misprint because it didn’t meet my standards for some other reason.

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3NOV: Metallic Ink!

Another hand pulled print, colored by hand, this time with metallic inks. I will eventually learn to photograph these sorts of things to better effect, but for now, I think this one at least captures the glitter decently.
Another hand pulled print, colored by hand, this time with metallic inks. I will eventually learn to photograph these sorts of things to better effect, but for now, I think this one at least captures the glitter decently.

Another way to express the date, at least in my view, is to called it 16 days to holiday fair. As I have probably harped enough, the first is the ASUNM art / craft fair on the UNM campus, Wednesday – Thursday – Friday, November 19 – 20 – 21, followed immediately by the Bandelier Bazaar Holiday Fair, Saturday, November 22.

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