Hello! Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday.
So the apartment that I am in does not have a ceiling lamp. So we have some random lamps in corners.
I need a fair amount of light to print, so I like to choose a day where it will be sunny and also when I don't have to work. And so that day happened to be this past Friday!
First I had to register the blocks. You have to figure out if you want a border and how thick you would like the border to be. Another reason to register is so that you can easily lay the paper down without worry of an uneven border.
I'm watching Grey's Anatomy, I'm on season 5? Or I finished season 5 yesterday. And I chose to watch it on netflix because there are 10 seasons! I can't say I am a huge fan. Everyone makes it seem that Meredith's life is SO horrible and I just don't see that, especially when everyone in the show works in a hospital?! People are dying from tumors and limbs are being cut off YET McDreamy has a wife and her world is shattered! I mean come on? No her life is not fantastic but the endless talk about how hard her life is very annoying. And I could not stand George. Holy crap, the most annoying character, he was upset every five seconds, I didn't mind him not being around in season 5 and I didn't care that they killed him off the show. Oh and I am convinced I'm gonna die of cancer now. So yeah this show is GREAT. I don't know why I am watching it...haha
My first print was my mouse. It's based off of my great grandmothers bronze figurine, which I've loved since I first lied eyes on it. I remember, after my great grandmother passed away, my grandma specifically gave me the mouse because she knew how much I cherished it and I still do.
The mouse is very cute, they're tiny and it was easy to print!
The next print was my flower/gun. Below is the process of rolling out the ink.
After I pulled the print I wanted to add a couple more lines, but I hate washing the linoleum to cut a few lines, so my hands got very dirty. And little pieces of linoleum can get stuck in the ink which makes rolling ink not easy. So I wouldn't suggest my lazy method.
And lastly I did my first layer for my reduction print. I wanted a light yellow and I forgot how I much I LOVE color. As of now I think the print is headed in the right direction. I started cutting for the next layer and I have to keep reminding myself that what I cut now will be yellow. I do wish I cut a little bit more for highlights. But hey this is my first reduction print, I'm learning.
It was a long printing day! I started around 10 ended around 7. It was nice to just delve into printing and just focus on that.
I wish I could do this everyday.
Oh and here's a photo of Sebastian, I was looking at my photos when he sits in front of me and lighting was nice, so yeah he's a model.
Weekly blog about my life and my printing!