Friday, 11 February 2011

Work in progress - update

I've let a few other projects get in the way of my Giant's Causeway lino cut but finally I can see the light at the end of the tunnel*. I've cut three plates for each of the colours I will use, and of course there will be the white of the paper as a fourth. The design is more complex than anything i've attempt recently and i've a niggling doubt that the registration of the 3 plates might be a bit out. In the past I would have used the reduction method, but I found it too tricky to get a reasonable edition together, something would always go wrong with the last colour and having destroyed the plate in the process there was no going back.   This is the mid colour plate and the most complicated of the three.   





* which i've just remembered is the title of a rather fab compilation album by the Damned, must dig it out from the garage, and find a record player.

8 comments:

  1. Ah yes, the trials of getting an accurate registration! The design looks really interesting.

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  2. It looks like it's going to look lovely as a finished print!

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  3. I never bother with reduction cuts for the exact same reason, looking really interesting, can't wait to see the finished results.
    I always use exactly the same size lino/blocks for each colour with the design drawn on the same size paper as the lino, that way I can just replace each block on the press so it registers pretty much perfect, don't know how that would work on a nipping press though ;)

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  4. the blocks look fantastic,such a lot of detail! Looking forward to seeing the finished result.Am in awe ! Would never have the patience to work like this!!!

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  5. This looks like it's going to be an amazing print, the cutting's fantastic. I never do reduction prints either, and think cutting separate plates offer better options all round. Can't wait to see the finished print!

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  6. thanks for all you lovely comments. fingers crossed!

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  7. Lovely blog and lovely to see work in progress, am now following :)

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