Actually it didn't. It started as a pout and went from there. I couldn't stop! There was ink that would be wasted, I wanted to try one more thing, try to get it better. But, 4 hours later, my prints are stacked in paper, and nearly all evidence of the fact that I decided to print today instead of do invoices is cleaned up. And I do still have time to do the invoicing! After I finish posting this!
I started here today, designing a border for this print. It was printed with Speedball water soluble ink and is not at all permanent. Do any of my artist friends out there have any suggestions for something I can apply to the print to make it permanent? Looking at this photo, I can see that I have some work to do in developing the gradation for the border. Not enough contrast in the dark area and a gap in the lights.
My chickadees. On this one it is very evident that I have carved all of my backgrounds much too deeply. I did not get it, obviously. I intend to cut away the background completely on this, anyway, but wanted to do an edition before I do that. Click here to see an example of a block printed after I cut away the background. Also, this is just the first step. Stitching adds alot of dimension and hopefully detracts from my lack of printing skill. I will continue on with even the less than perfect prints because it gives me something to practice stitching on, and to practice different finishing techniques, or beading.
Or like this.