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Dave's in Florida
06-14-2003, 09:30 AM
Here's my latest linocut:

It's on Strathmore watercolor paper, cold pressed. ( I was inspired by Humblebee's coloring).

I used Speedball water-based printing ink, and Windsor & Newton watercolors.

My press is my 150 lbs weight, a "How to Refinish Furniture" book, an old ceramic tile left over from the construction of this house, and the gagage floor.


06-14-2003, 10:43 PM
This is cool. Did the ink run when you colored it?

Dave's in Florida
06-14-2003, 11:02 PM
Thanks for your comment!

The water-based Speedball printing ink did run little, but not significantly because I avoided the heavily inked black areas. It wants to run, however.

I pulled two prints, one on drawing paper and one on watercolor paper, then watercolored one with wet-on-wet and the other wet-on-dry technique.

I'm going to pull another print with oil based ink on Yupo and paper, and watercolor it to see how it turns out.

Dave (in Florida)

06-14-2003, 11:13 PM
I'd be interested in knowing how they turn out. I just tried something similar but I used acrylic paint. Same problem as with watercolor with the ink running.

06-22-2003, 02:01 PM
I really like the surreal feel of this piece. It has colors that just bounce out at you too:D Just my kind of art!