Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What to do when you wake up early

Print the next color on the linocut, of course.


Jen said...

Ooh, can't wait to see how it comes out!

Do you press all your pieces by hand (without an actual press?)? The color is so even! I could never get color like that with my spoon!


Sherrie Y said...

Hi Jen!

Yup, everything without a press. For the first colors I use a baren, which gives a fairly even and not-too-thick ink impression. I do a lot of "peeking" before I pull the print up all the way off the block, checking coverage. (Potentially dangerous, since the whole thing could slide.)

Spoon for the last color... typically I want to REALLY control the coverage at the end, so with a spoon I can rub one line at a time. Tedious on big prints, lemme tell ya!