Saturday, October 30, 2010

Marya's engraving

Marya did a more complex engraving for her share of the calendar pages

She used three passes.  The first was a light blue for the sky.

The second a medium blue for the water and the islands in the background.

The third pass was a dark blue for the boat, the water, and the calendar proper.

I always enjoy seeing the prints beginning to cover the table.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Printing an engraving

The Rain City Engravers are doing a group project this year, printing a calendar for 2011, with engravings done by various members.  Marya and I are doing August.  We each did an engraving; while hers requires several passes, mine was quite simple: a cockle shell.  Here's the engraving (on a Resingrave block), locked up with the calendar (in magnesium), and inked.

Ready to print


Here's three of them.  My share was 65, which took about 3 hours.

I can recommend a cockle shell as a great first engraving project; it was much easier than any the other engravings I'd tried before.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

more Infinity Cards

I revisited my project to print infinity cards.  I tried a couple of new patterns and got it all correct this time.

I printed them on dampened paper, which worked out pretty well.  Certainly the results were much sharper than my previous attempt.