Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What I'm working on...jigsaw print

My newest printmaking project is a jigsaw print. I'm using a soft-cut block in which I have cut out different areas so that I can ink them separately and hopefully be able to use a wider variety of color. Normally when I do a reduction block print, I have to layer all the colors, and plan what sequence will work best with those colors. It's easier if the final image will be more monochromatic, but trickier if I'm using complementary colors. 

Inking up the yellow and blue pieces

 Reassembling the pieces

The first layer

Now I'm going to cut away the areas that will stay yellow, and the areas to remain that shade of blue. This is my first try using this technique, so I'm not sure how it will all work out, but I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. This looks so interesting. I've never seen this process before. I'm interested to see the final print.