Wednesday, March 31, 2010
oil based raven woodblock
I have decided to take a break from moku-hanga printing for awhile because it frustrates me so much. I wanted to print out the rest of my raven block http://vizart.blogspot.com/2009_09_01_archive.html using oil based ink. I mixed the blue PearlEx powder in with my black oil based ink and printed the block as usual. I was disappointed because it just looked black with a very faint shimmer but no blue at all. I figured i would have to print it again with the PearlEx mixed with transparent base which is fine but i tend to be lazy so it would have been better to get it done in one printing. So anyway this morning being the impatient person i am i decided to check the prints for dryness even though i know there is no way the ink could have possibly dried over night so i rubbed it with my finger and there it was the blue shimmer i was looking for after the print dried a little more i burnished the whole image and the blue came up over the whole print. I thought this might also be used along with an oil based Shiomen-zuri (Hiding Technique). Its not the easiest thing to photograph this photo was the best i could come up with.