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Old 09-28-2010, 06:39 PM
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Use to denote nudity/mature subject matter First step in multi-colour print

Well, it really is far too early to be posting as I have only cut my first plate BUT its my first ever multi-coloured print and I am so excited I just want to share!!!

My inspiration is the 1920s figurines that were often made as statues or lamp stands. I'm therefore going to try and make my print look bronze-y - and I am going to print from light to dark.

This is my first attempt of putting the paper on the plate rather than stamping the lino on the paper - all the printing on fabric instructions I found did it the other way. I am also reading all the registration tutorials avidly!

So here is my original sketch and my first proof of my first plate - this one will be the lightest colour (I knowthis is a poor quality print, but I just wanted to see what still needed cutting - a lot as it turns out!). I am not sure yet if I will do the palm leaves she is holding in greens or not, but if I do I will probably use the same plates and ink that area separately. Also not sure on background - I think I will see what she looks like first.

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Re: First step in multi-colour print

Great start - I look forward to seeing the final image. Are you using the multiple block or reduction method? Have fun and let us know how you get on. Fi
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Re: First step in multi-colour print

Nice project, I'll definitely be checking back on this to see how it progresses. I think the simpler the background the better, less distraction from the main focal point. The background could be a solid complimentary field of color, just a thought. What size is the print?
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:02 PM
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Re: First step in multi-colour print

Hi Fi - I am using multiple blocks for this one as I am not brave enough to try the reduction method yet.

CircaDesigns - yes I think you are right re background. I may go with a gradient colour change or nothing at all. The print is 16cm by 25cm.
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Re: First step in multi-colour print

wonderful, Keep up the excitement!
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Re: First step in multi-colour print

I love your figure... This should be very successful. I'll enjoy the progress.

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