Tuesday, 10 August 2010

New Leaves

From left to right: borage, rocket, and a random leaf picked up on a Sunday walk.

Pulling a really really solid black print can be a finicky business. 'Band-aids' were needed to ensure that all the little pressure points get just the right hit of pressure:


Now I'm off to spend a lovely few hours cutting postcard-sized cards to print on! I think these will be nice on slightly textured paper, which won't allow such solid blacks, so printing should be quicker.

14 comments:

MerryDay said...

These are so beautiful :-)

strikk handknits said...

gorgeous! and love the behind the scenes pic as well :-)

skinnylaminx.com said...

I love them! Was just admiring your salad leaves drawing at Nikki Werner's house last night too.

mashadutoit said...

Lovely. Particularly as a set. Then one can appreciate the subtle differences.

mashadutoit said...

Lovely. Particularly as a set. Then one can appreciate the subtle differences.

jackie said...

Yes, lovely detailed work.

Charlotte said...

HI there - just replied to your remarks about Kidsilk haze over on my blog and popped by to see what you are up to - those leaf blocks are stunning. I'm looking forward to seeing how they come out on textured paper - that lovely thick stuff for water colour would be good, I'd imagine.

heleen said...

they are so detailed, so real, beautiful!

Jacqui Dodds said...

It's really interesting to see your printing methods - how does the band aid work - I can't get my head round that bit?

Jesse said...

I printed these with my press, rather than burnishing by hand, and some bits just refused to pick up as much ink as others. Folded scraps of paper, taped to the back of the blocks at roughly those points, created a bit more pressure there, so more ink was picked up. It's trial and error, and yep, finicky!

daisy janie said...

The artistic details in your work flattens me (in the best way)! Whoosh! Thank you for sharing these!

ibb said...

Beautiful! Full of details!

henriette said...

sjoe, jys darm handig met daardie mes. sal jy belangstel om 'n lino cut workshop aan te bied vir my leerders - so 2 ure?

Tania said...

I've been busily pootling about here, having a grand old time! Your leaves are entirely exquisite (and the Mystery Acrylic placed a smile on the dial).