Print 1. Project 8: Final design

Note: The prints below have an even colour throughout but due to the dull day and light source available they look a little lighter on the right hand side.  Please take the actual colour to be more consistent with the left side of each photo.

Colour scheme 1:

Single-layers-scheme-1Above: Single layer proofs. Reading left to right, top row followed by lower row: – 75% hansa yellow +25% extender, 25% ultramarine blue + 75% extender, 50% ultramarine blue + 50% extender, 30% black + 70% extender.

Cumulative-layers-scheme-1Above: Top left is the softer and more muted print on the lightly coloured Kozo paper, whilst on the right is the same print on the startling white 300gsm Arches 88.  Both quite lovely.

Many prints were taken but most were slightly misaligned as can be seen from the small close-up images.  This method of registration is just not accurate enough when you are holding a carved & inked lino piece which has a tendency to bend, over a sheet of paper, hoping to place it down in exactly the right spot – and there is also the slight wobbling, or movement, of the hands as you hover over the previously printed layers, praying desperately that you can keep still enough to get it in the right place.

Colour scheme 2:

Single-layers-scheme-2Above: Single layer proofs.  Reading left to right, top row followed by lower row: – 75% hansa yellow +25% extender, 25% napthol scarlet + 75% extender, 25% quinacridone red + 75% extender, 40% sepia + 60% extender.

Cumulative-layers-scheme-2Above: Cumulative layers.  Reading left to right, top row followed by lower row.  Very disappointed in the finished print here as there was huge slippage when placing the lino down for the sepia.  As I lowered the lino I simply shook and misaligned it and you can see on the close-ups how that has affected the outcome.  Extremely disappointing but a real hazard with this form of registration.

Final-image-scheme-2The best print of the set, where I’m fairly OK with the registration, but it is not at the level of accuracy I would like it to be.

I’ve really enjoyed this reduction lino project and would like to linger here and produce a completely new design and have another go.  Time is marching on though.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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5 Responses to Print 1. Project 8: Final design

  1. fibresofbeing says:

    Two great colour schemes. The transparency and layering you were looking for really worked well.

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