52 Postcards | Week 12

Ugh. I really wanted this to turn out better than it did. These work as long as I view them from a distance without my glasses on. Up close they are a hot mess.

I shouldn't have used the retarder in the ink mix. When used on the Moo Carve, it is a slippery combination. So, lesson learned.

At some point I would like to reprint these using different ink, maybe even recarve a larger block. And it would make a great framed print or a t-shirt. Someday, probably once kohlrabi is the new it veg.

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 Me carving. W trying on L's new fancy shoes, overseeing my progress.

Me carving. W trying on L's new fancy shoes, overseeing my progress.

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Materials:
Niji Carving Knives + Speedball carving tool
Moo Carve
Speedball blue, yellow, white water-soluble ink + retarder
Strathmore Printmaking paper, 400 series, 280 g/m2