I am off to Vienna tomorrow! Of course there are suppose to be thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon, so that will just add stress to myself. And hopefully there won't be any delays! AH. I am already stressing about it.
I have some news, a curator, from New Zealand, contacted me thru etsy and asked if she could use my photo for a submission post!
Of course I said yes! Here is a screen shot of the post.
She also wanted to purchase a print, which is wonderful! This was my first time shipping internationally! I just hope it is able to make it all the way to New Zealand without it being bent or damaged! Cross your fingers, everyone! They need to invent not bendable cardboard that doesn't weigh a ton.
Here is the website:
It looks so cute, I wish I could go. Maybe if I ever get to New Zealand.
I also finished my relief print. And it turned out completely different from what I thought.
There is a photo of it on my instagram, not the greatest photo, but I am short on time. I think the reason why I had so much trouble with the final layer was because of my second. layer, it was a flat blue, which I don't think was a good idea, it should've been a lighter color or I should have made more cuts into the second layer. With the third layer, I tried to do a rainbow roll, but the animals were not showing up the way I wanted. I accidentally printed backwards on a print and my professor said that worked, that you could see the animals better. So that's what I did! I was completely fine with the idea because I knew the third layer would never register correctly, so I might as well go in the opposite direction.
I will eventually have to tear the borders and make it a bleed. Over all I am happy with it. Definitely for it being my first layered print and working with a material that wasn't meant to be layered, the rubber stretched, not a good combo.
I have definitely slacked off of the blog since school has started. Even with only one class it's preoccuping a lot of my time. I'm also working the rest of the time which doesn't leave me a lot of down time...which is unfortunate but I'll have that next year once I graduate this winter!
So I thought I'd update you on my project I'm working on!
This is the first layer. I focused the first layer on texture.
These are proofs of the first and second. You can't really see the second layer because the blue is too opaque.
These are the official prints for the first layer, I wanted it to vibrant, so I chose a pink and yellow. I rolled different directions so it's not an edition.
Here is a close up of the second layer. I really like the look of it. I just have a few problems.
The rubber I am using is not official linoleum, I have not done layers with this and I didn't realize it stretches when it is printed.
That makes registration pretty difficult. So my print will have to be a bleed, which means no border.
I hand cut the rubber to get three layers, and that was another mistake. They are all different sizes.
Pretty much I was screwed from the beginning. This rubber is not meant to be used for layered prints, so lesson learned! I just hope I can get one decent print to put it in my portfolio!
We are also doing a lantern project that will incorporate into our next project.
I decided to work backwards. There was a project I was working on before I knew about the lantern project, and I decided to a "pattern" based off of my project.
That is why I have a tree and wolf. I don't know if this is the design I will stick with or not but it's a start!
Also I will be going to Vienna, Austria next week with Kevin and I am very excited!
Well started the first week of school! I am only taking one class but I plan on working a lot to you know, have money and live.
Finally took some photos of my cards and put them on the etsy site.
Which I kind of have a problem how Etsy just shares that you have no followers and that you've only made one sale. Thanks for that. I have no idea how you get people to follow you, I feel like I am back in high school trying to make new friends, which I am awful at.
But I just gotta keep going thru it.
I'll make friends...eventually. haha.
I love, LOVE, the pumpkin and pig, I think they came out really well. I like the celebratory glass but something seems off with it, and I like the willow tree but I made it really small, and it's suppose to be a sympathy card, and I feel like some people would want to maybe write more than three sentences in the card. But who knows. haha. I also should get smaller envelopes for those specific cards, but I can only buy 100 in a pack, so that's 100 small envelopes for like 6 prints of this card. This is my dilemma. I guess I could make more small cards.
I am working on my school project also, it's going to be a three layer linocut, and I am quite nervous about it, my mind can't entirely process layers, that's why silkscreen is my weakness.
BUT PRETTY MUCH
my project is a zoom in on the desert ground. I saw a photo that was an aerial shot of the desert and it had flowers coming out of the cracks and I just thought that was really cool, that somehow flowers are able to come out of the cracks and survive.
Of course I needed to add my touch to it so I added a lovely tarantula, snake and lizard. I will probably add some ants.
And omgosh, registering this will be such a bitch.
other than my little complain session I am excited about the project, excited to be actually using a press again and hopefully make a successful project out of this. I mean I only have one class to focus on, so I feel like all my projects should be good, HA NO PRESSURE.
Oh and I also found this little gem, while I was searching my name, I didn't know AIR posted this, all the interns did a little show at the end. I miss AIR and the people.
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