I had to interrupt our week of adventures to get some printmaking done. I’ve been in a printmaking funk lately, nothing was working, not happy with inks, not happy with fabrics, ugh. I wasn’t quite ready to totally abandon ship, but close.
Luckily for me the Print Zero deadline is looming. As in, I should have mailed my prints already. I know I’ve talked about it before and have actually printed a bunch of prints, but wasn’t entirely happy with the results. Tonight I’m happy.
I used another stitched plate, lots of bright colors, I was really careful applying the ink and, done.
The plate is based on a Vera Neumann tea towel design. The title is “Still Life with Vases”. It’s a limited run of 15 with 3 artist’s proofs. If I use the plate again, I’ll change up the colors. But we’ll see.
What I’m finding with these plates is that they only last about 15 – 20 copies. The stitching gets mashed down under the pressure of the press and the lines aren’t as crisp as I’d like. I’ve got some thread that I don’t like to used for stitching because it is too stiff, it might be just the thing I need for these plates. But they are fun to play with.