Wednesday, January 29, 2014
from the left
Allison, Tony Marino, Meg Gatland, Darakshan, Debra, Russell and the two boys Leo and Andi just out of shot.
The fabric for the handmade books was chosen from the opportunity shop.
Meg covered one of her hand sewn books with the map of the region Manawatu. Tony used a grey print from one of his woodcuts.
Block carving, step two, of the tree line by Tony.
I rushed out to buy a BAT light that is rechargeable with 80 led's and casts a white light over the lino carving for me to check the ink application. I am looking for even distribution, no dust particles and no little pieces of ink skin. Because it is adjustable, low to the table and has a broad beam, was ideal for the series of 80 or so A1 lino prints.
Tony and Meg slide the carry board with the inked up lino carving into the yellowXpress 10000
Here is an A3 print from Cliff Whitings carving of Pikea.
Careful placement of the Magnani 310gsm, dampened paper.
Eco Resista Black ink carefully rolled out by John to apply an even coating of ink to the lino cut.
Famous British pudding created by Tony and Meg as part of our last meal together.
Jelly, evaporated milk and melted chocolate.
Nadege made a letterpress poster of the countries she has WWOOFed in so far on her trip around the world.
The bench hook needs to be used carefully to allow for accurate wood carving and protection of your fingers.
The MDF printing plate looks surreal after many colours have been rolled and printed. The plate is at the third carving (subtractive) stage.
'To see the world' poster.
Three colour print. 'The tree of life'.
2 colour print of the 'tree of life'.
Set of prints drying.