It is coincidental that a printmaker’s single colour choice is often prussian blue and that this happens to be one of my favourite painting colours. Keeping the inks simple is best for me at the moment whilst trying to get the shade via the texture right, as well as the consistency of the ink, the paper and the press! Prussian blue’s history is extremely varied; if you are mad about colour history there is plenty of very interesting facts about Prussian Blue here.
Having collected a few bits and bobs before the summer ended I have a few dried leaves to test out on my printmaking journey.
In the Cotswolds lichen seems to be a bit difficult to find, plenty of moss but no obvious lichen, until you find it on your door step in a little packet sent from a kind friend in Scotland where it is in abundance.
I have to get a plan together quickly before it deteriorates!
These are handpressed cutouts with textures added and using different coloured inks including the lovely gold! As I do not have a press these have been put together in photoshop taking up their correct positions in the universe. It would probably be a good idea for me to make some more Christmassy prints for next year right now as my Christmas creativity never gets started in time for the current year.
So excited that my pebble tower turned out so well on a printing press at the New Brewery Arts centre; the others are a bit haphazard. I just so love the plates themselves, but printing by rubbing on the back of the paper even with a proper brayer does not have the sway and consistency of a printing press itself.