Well today I tackled the first printing of this new design.
I set up the print studio and rolled out the ink onto the glass plate ready to ink the carved lino block.
You get an impression of how the print will actually look printed from the first roll of the black ink onto the carved lino block.
It is exciting to see the image come up as you may or may not have imagined it. There are always surprises which is nice.
This is a section of the first proof pulled off – you will notice the mirror reversing of the image from block to print. this is always something to be aware of when designing and transferring the design to the lino block – ALWAYS REVERSE THE IMAGE TO CARVE THE BLOCK. This is especially relevant if you are depicting a particular scene or using lettering.
This is the first image if the first proofs of the design. I’m pretty happy with it.
I may do a little deeper carving on the two Banksias on the far edge of the design but I will see how it colours first.