Friday, January 16, 2009

A SECOND COLOR!

I successfully added a second color! A second run is scary because if you screw it up, all the work you did for the first run is thrown away. And I think I'll be throwing a lot of them away. Ha! Needless to say I learned a lot with this second project...

1. Maybe try and find a new drying system.
(or don't let your dog in the basement when you have wet pieces on the floor)

2. Make sure you carve your linoleum block out BACKWARDS!

3. Stamping a block of ink by hand does not work out so well. (this was probably the biggest mistake)

4. Simple Green doesn't work as well on rubber-based ink, however, mix it with a little crisco and the ink magically melts off.

3 comments:

whitney sue said...

ohh! i really like the blue! lookin' great, lady!

Heather Hale said...

THANKS! I'm really having a blast! I see you're finishing up art school. What are your plans?

:: shanda hasse :: said...

you better be sending me one before you throw anything away!!!!!!!