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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Prints, Prints, Prints

I tackled some new print experiments today and decided to make things a little more interesting by adding some deep blue and yellow to my range of speedball inks. With pretty much every colour in the rainbow at my disposal, I was able to create some interesting gradients.

I even tackled the dreaded rose print again (which officially makes me a stamping masochist) and I liked how the print looked when I took the time place the images evenly. A bit wallpaper-ish maybe, but I think there's more potential there.

Also on deck, my much underused Chrysler Building stamp. It doesn't work well as a repeating stamp, but I thought I would play with it a bit anyway... if only because I should use it more often than I do.

I also made a couple of measured typewriter and disc stamp prints in all black, leaving me with about five polished prints and a bunch of ideas to pursue again tomorrow. I just need to figure out all of the rest of the details that go along with pricing and packaging them. Definitely not a job for Saturday night.


  1. I really like the rainbown gradients. I think the ampersand one will look great hanging against a freshly painted white wall. What do you think?

  2. I think it's time to get some rollers!

  3. I personally think that the Chrysler building would make for good wallpaper, mostly because it looks like a wicked set of teeth...

  4. I was actually getting a bit of a zipper vibe, but I totally see the teeth now. I'm still convinced that there's a way to make a good print out of this stamp, despite the gaping dino-teeth look of present.

  5. Yes, I can see zipper too. Although now I'm also seeing the buildings as the tips of pens (or perhaps lino-block gougers). At any rate, it makes for a good Rorschach test...

  6. Love the colour gradient pictures! I would be happy to take donations for my bare apartment walls!