I'm looking forward to a new year of carving and inking. My first print this year is a little valentine print which comes in black, pink and blue ink. The pink and blue ones I made into cards. I added a little Inktense pencil to highlight the girl. I don't usually do cards for the on-line market because they are a lot of work for little money. I'm selling these in my Etsy at two for $12US so it's a bargain : D
As always, I learn a lot from doing. Next time I make cards I'm going to save myself so much time by printing directly on printmaking paper so I don't have to do so much cutting and taping! The print in these is attached with acid free double sided raised photo tabs. (Try saying that 3 times fast!)
I also learned that the terrible trouble I was having printing my Christmas cards was due to the very dry air cause by our furnace. A little spritz of water between printings works wonders.
I think this little girl comes from my flying and floating dreams. I don't get many of them. I wish I could control what I dream about. I'd be able to practise my flying if I could!
© Laurel Martin 2010