Mermaids - Closeness - Experimental Versions
0-2 color woodcut block prints
600 GSM Cranes Cotton Rag Paper
Very limited editions, see the options in the drag down menu button below.
The Mermaids have been a great chance to explore new possibilities in my printmaking.
1) NO INK • BLIND EMBOSS: I've found some double-thick cotton paper that takes the impression so nicely, that it's possible to see the image without ink. It's so thick that it won't roll into my shipping tubes, so they'll ship flat. When hanging, this one will be all about how it is lit! It can simply look blank in certain settings, and then it really pops when directional light rakes across it. EDITION OF 8.
2) ONE COLOR BACKGROUND + BLIND EMBOSS: This option has some definition with soft blue framing the shape of the Mermaids. EDITION OF 8.3) BLUE AND ORANGE MIRROR TRANSFER PRINT: This version is made by doing an inky print in orange, and then pressing the print against a blank sheet, causing the orange to offset in a mirror image onto another sheet. The orange doesn't transfer quite as crisply and even as the direct print from the block. Then the turquoise was printed over this. The paper does get a little crease at 1/8" from the top when being pressed onto a blank block. EDITION OF 4.