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Monday, September 15, 2014

Nothing But Blue Sky

Quite a weekend down in the studio. I printed the second green, which came out great. But the wood grain really looked like a problem. I really thought my goose was cooked on this one, and I was fretting about the blue. Finally, reluctantly, I went ahead and mixed up the sky -- a dark blue which will be for water rings -- and went at it. Wincing, I pulled the print off the block and was really surprised that the missing areas didn't detract from the print at all. A couple of the prints had heavy grain on the duck's head, and they may have to be scrapped, but the majority turned out very well.

A lighter blue will print tonight and tomorrow, and then it's time to get that lady duck to show up!

2 comments:

Patricia Phare-Camp said...

Something you could try to fix the ducks is "à la poupée" with or without a stencil. You can easily make a stencil from any piece of scrap plastic, cardstock or old cereal box... but mainly lightly pounce thin ink into areas of the print you want to fix using small stencil brushes (very cheap to buy at a local craft shop). I can't tell you how many prints I've saved in editions this way!

Jeff Dean said...

Thank you! That's what I've always loved about the Baren community.