Lana Lambert Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
had a wonderful design and drawing all picked out for my Fairy Tale print
and decided to try something new. I followed instructions in a book
that said to dilute black ink in some oil and rub it onto the woodblock
to create a stain and then transfer your drawing onto the block. I did
such with carbon paper and by the time I finished my very intricate
drawing and lifted off the papers, my image had not transferred. The
oil from the stain resisted the carbon and I was very disgusted at the
waste of time.
Having had a block already picked out for this project, I went into salvage
mode. I have a book that was dumped out of a library in Alexandria, VA.
How and why they justified ditching this wonderful tome I will never understand.
It is a catalog of Barye's sculptures published by Gallimard in French.
I just love Barye's work. He designed and cast in bronze two candle sticks
that featured three women these ladies as a model and free-entwined. The
plate reads "Trois handed the sketch with permanent Femmes Assises,
Venus, Minerve et magic marker and then gave her a Junon, Une Vasque." I
used one of set of dragon fly wings.
Japanese Woodblock print (Moku Hanga). This print is a departure from
my normal working process. This time, I freehand drew a sketch on a block
of poplar and carved the design out from there. I printed the image up
on my Vandercook with Cobalt Ink and powdered it with a layer of Interference
Gold powder. The edition is printed on Edgeworthia Natural Paper and was
a real treat to do!