In between visits to the acupuncturist and feeling sorry for myself I have been working and getting very cross with the safe wash etching inks that I purchased at some considerable expense, trying to do the right thing..
Drypoint plate - Perspex - Not looking too badI've spent the last week or so faffing and fiddling around trying different methods to see how best to use these dam inks. Sorry about the language, they have truly tried my patience.
First print... Rubbish...
These water based inks are driving me nuts.....
Collagraph with watercolour -
A bit floury - Is that a new print term I've invented?
Good old Lino -
Much better - But I want to do COLLAGRAPH!!! Arrr!!!!
I have tried Lino, Collagraph and Drypoint??? The colour looks flat to me and it bleeds... So annoying and frustrating... What next? A monoprint perhaps?....
I'll just have to get over the expense....Order some oil based inks, and clean up with vegetable oil.