Good evening! So, here is the print I was working on in my printmaking class last week.
We started with a photograph, then used adobe photoshop to make the image easier to transfer into a print. This print took me a long time to make- about 8 hours worth of carving and 2 hours of printing. I used a different press for this one because the lines were so thin that they moved when they went through the normal press (it rolls with quite a bit of pressure). Instead I used a vertical press that cranks downward. It took a bit longer (and was harder physically- you had to tighten the screw really hard), but the resulting image was much clearer.
The contrast is much greater in person as the white is much brighter. I entered it into an art show at our college this past weekend, and I got a lot of compliments on it. Several people even said it was the best print there!! It was really nice to hear that after the numerous hours I put into it.
Our current project is very different. We are moving out of linoleum cuts and are instead doing a print from objects pasted onto paper. Mine is a barn made out of wire with grass (made of sand) and mountains made out of this special kind of paste. I really have no clue how it’ll turn out but it’s looking pretty cool at this point. I’ll try to share in-progress pictures of that one since who knows if it will look good once printed.
Have a wonderful evening!!
*As a result of it being midterms week, I am taking a bit of a break from my publishing of quotes. Hopefully, they will be back next week!