Tuesday, March 30, 2010


Yahoo!  I persevered and got the printing done in one session on my Year of the Tiger print for BarenForum's annual Exchange.  It was originally going to have two colors on it, but I didn't like the way it looked, so went with just black.  I'll probably try hand coloring a few to see how they look.
I had the papers already cut and ready to go, there is quite a stack.  I can't remember how many exactly, probably about 60.  
It's Akua ink on a printmaking paper I picked up on Daniel Smith's Sale table - No Name.  The paper is cut 5" by 6".  I carved the image on a piece of Poplar and printed them using my Ettan Etching press.  Just the printing part took about two to two-and-a-half hours, with probably another hour testing and rejecting and setting things up.

Pretty good for one day....but I wanted to see how it would work to print on fabric.  So.... I cut some thin white cotton and printed on that.  It turned out really great!  Just like the paper, it was pretty clean and crisp. That encouraged me to try it on canvas.  I cut and ironed some raw canvas I had on hand  and printed nine lucky tigers.  Kind of Andy Warhol-ish.  Pretty cool!
This has given me some ideas for a project tomorrow!


  1. Can't wait to see what you do with your tigers on canvas.

  2. Me either! Got any ideas?

  3. Wonderful tiger. You go girl!

  4. hello Terry

    i recived your print today, like it a lot!

    all best
    Renata Carneiro

  5. There are a zillion things you can do with it. The one I printed on canvas ended up beaded, embroidered, and quilted with metallic thread. It was then incorporated into a composition using hand made paper. There is no end to what you can do!

  6. congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.

    canvas Print