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Mystique Series #12 : printing steps 8 ~ 9

Posted by Dave Bull at 8:26 AM, April 4, 2011 [Permalink]

After the considerable (but most welcome!) disruptions of the past couple of days, it was time to get back to work this afternoon. (I spent the morning in post office work of course.)

First impression was very quick - just a couple of quick splashes on the 'cheeks':

The next one didn't take much time either ...

The original surimono that I have adapted for this month's print used metallics for the inner parts of the blossoms, but I'm going with a pale yellow pigment. There is no way that I can justify the three or four days it would take to do this with the metallics, and there is also a fairly selfish reason - we are at the height of the cedar pollen season here, and I am blowing my nose between every impression, sometimes more often. But when doing metallics I need to open the windows, and also wear a tight mask, and that's just not going to happen this week!

So we're nearly there ... it could actually be called finished at this point, but we'll dress it up a bit before we're done ...


Following comment posted by: Margaret on April 5, 2011 7:59 AM

I don't know that I ever expected to say this about a poisonous pufferfish, but here goes: those pufferfish are pretty.

Following comment posted by: Dave on April 5, 2011 8:26 AM

Aren't they though! And the very interesting thing is just how little printing is actually involved in the fish themselves - they are mostly defined as 'negative' space.

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