Even more exciting - yesterday was Print Day! :D
Because I'm so new at this - or maybe you veteran printmakers feel this way, too - I just marvel at the S-L-O-W process. I'm used to working on a project, from start to finish, in about 4 hours. With printmaking, one really must remember to be mindful of every step and to be patient. I must admit, it's taking some getting used to - but I LOVE it.
Here is the palette I chose for my block - I was surprised by how much the brown blended in with the other colors!
Rolling the ink on the block....
Setting up the block on the press....
VOILA!! Birch prints!!
I decided to make this an edition of 10. Here are two of the prints, but I printed the block on all sorts of backgrounds - Gampi tissue, an old business letter, rice paper, etc.
I'm letting the prints dry today, but tomorrow begins Phase III - coloring and final touches!! Stay tuned! :)