Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Block printing on Dyed Goat


It was an exciting day in the bindery today,pure enjoyment!I had set aside today for block printing some dyed goat ready for use in designs.The blocks were carved from a plywood,the goat pared,all I needed was some ink???!!!
My friend and colleague Amber Mccmillan of Post Editions was able to help me out, so jumped on the bike, through flushing, bed-sty,to her new studio, a pleasant space with vandercooks ,a platen press with an amazing flywheel, and a hand operated guillotene.More about Amber and her work in later posts.
The artwork is for "Waterfront", and "Child of god", and both will be completed forthwith......
uhum...yes, that is my face!!

5 comments:

Amber said...

That looks great! Happy it worked out for you, let's make a date for july.

Paper Dragon Books said...

you`re on!!!

deirdre said...

what ink did you use on the leather and how long did it take to dry?

Paper Dragon Books said...

only too happy to answer your question deirdre, but first you must tell me who you are
its the new policy!

Paper Dragon Books said...

deidre,
used a rubber based ink , not sure what make , i`ll find out later...

the ink becomes very delicate on leather that is very thin for onlayin .So you gotta be carefull when pasting out.
drying time....3 days max