Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Reductive Relief Printing Final

I am finally done (and contemplating the next one).  It was really fun to learn a new technique, and I've decided there are things about the process and it's limitations that I actually enjoy.  Having limits can actually help with the decision paralysis of wide open possibilities!

This is a 6 color print - white, red, yellow, black, blue, light blue.  Ready?  Here we go!

Red on top of white (paper)

Yellow on top of red

Black on top of yellow

Blue on top of black

Light blue on top of darker blue

The bottom one is the finished print.  I ended up with an edition of 12 and a couple of proofs.  Remember, the number of prints I did of the red is the maximum number I can end up with - every one I use as a proof or screw up is "gone" forever from the edition.  I'm carving more away on the stamp for each color, so you can't print more of the previous color.

This is all that's left of the block (top is block, bottom is print).

So yes, I am thinking about my next one.  And the studio is hosting a swap - send in 12 prints, get 10 different ones back.  So I'm trying to figure out whether to do a relief carving (which I know how to do) or something else yet to be determined...

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