I'm on vacation. If this grey squares postcard posts, it is because I've been swallowed by sand, sun and saltwater. I haven't had a moment to work on a cute sea turtle or a yellow hibiscus flower or a neon humahumanukanukaapuaa. You can hate me if you want. I'll eat some pineapple for you.
I love this postcard. I love the grey. I love the solid ink and the break of the squares. Initially I carved a small leftover square with just the squares. As I was contemplating the printing, I decided I wanted the reversed squares on a band of color that spread across the entire width of the card. I spent about a day trying to come up with a way to do that with my little square What I realized was that I just needed to recarve the squares on a larger block. I needed to include the entire band in the block. Fortunately it was a quick carve. Totally worth it for the results.
Speedball carving tool
Speedy-Cut white block
Speedball balck+white water-soluble ink
Utrecht American Masters 100% Cotton - White, 90lb/250gsm, Acid Free