I carved the rest of the four lino blocks I was working on. These are for the second layer of printing.
I started with printing this one. I should have printed each block with white and then moved on to other colors but I didn’t do that. I like the white over the darker ink colors.
Then I moved on to this block. Once I put in the red to make orange with the ink, that was about all I could do without cleaning everything off.
Here’s the third design, as you can see the orange was about it. I made it darker and lighter but it didn’t change the end result much.
This is the last design based on rings in tree stumps. The bottom left one is printed over a piece of watercolor paper that has a light wash. I wanted to see how that would look as a background. The rest of the paper I used is printmaking paper. It is much smoother than the watercolor paper and gives a better print.
Now I need to do some more carving for the next layer of printing. I will probably print these in black over top what is already printed.
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend.
The final layer will look great in black. Love the tree rings!
Thanks Lyn! More carving in my future.
I can’t wait to see the finished piece!
Thanks Marilyn, hopefully that will be next week.
Great to see your working stages. Looking forward to the end result as these are lovely designs.
Thanks Antje! I’m looking forward to seeing how all the layers look together.
Lovely backgrounds and colour combinations. Are the plants going to be solid prints? If they’re just outlines they could be a bit delicate against such strong backgrounds.
Thanks Kim, the plants will be mostly solid. I think they will be a strong enough focal point but I’ll try the first one to see.
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