Proofing Alhambra Arches 4 – Multi-block Linocut

I have been proofing my three block linocut ‘Alhambra Arches’. Here are some progress pictures of the third colour combination.

 

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(© Catherine Cronin)

Proofing Alhambra Arches 3 – Multi-block Linocut

I have been proofing my three block linocut ‘Alhambra Arches’. Here are some progress pictures.

Another round of proofing new colour combinations; two blocks in and one block to go.

These colours make me think of butterscotch – yum!

I am thinking a dark red for the last block.

 

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(© Catherine Cronin)

Proofing Alhambra Arches 2 – Multi-block Linocut

I have been proofing my three block linocut ‘Alhambra Arches’. Here are some progress pictures.

I have finished some final prints of the lime green, purple and blue combination.

I have printed the first block in yellow; then thinking orange and reds for next blocks.

I have also printed the first block in ochre; then thinking darker ochre and reds for next blocks.

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(© Catherine Cronin)

Proofing Alhambra Arches – Multi-block Linocut

I have been proofing my three block linocut ‘Alhambra Arches’. Here are some progress pictures; I did proof print wet on wet ink for the last block, which doesn’t get the best results, but for proofing it is fine – I couldn’t wait! I intend to do some more colour combinations as I’d like to print a varied colour edition of 30 prints. I think I will do three sets of 10 prints of a certain colour combination. I am still thinking on whether to make some adjustments to the last block.

I would love to hear your thoughts on these.

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(© Catherine Cronin)

First Proof – Alhambra Arches – 25/07/2014

I am intending to do a multi-plate linocut for my Alhambra Arches design, that you can see here. I cut the last plate to print which is the line drawing. I transferred the image using tracing paper to the block.

I proofed the plate last weekend, and I am pleased with the image, I won’t need to do anymore cutting on this plate. I proofed the plate using water-based printing ink; I have to say I really don’t like how the ink handles compared with oil-based ink. I rolled the ink on evenly but in some areas it didn’t print, and in others it was gloopy, and in other areas you could see ridges of ink as the paper pulled away from the plate. Maybe it is a matter of practice? If any of you have any tips on water-based relief ink printing, do let me know.

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(© Catherine Cronin)