I finished my Year of the Snake card this week and put it in the mail today. They are slithering their way all over the globe, hopefully there's one on it's way to you. Below are some progress pictures.
I did a reduction cut on a piece of bass wood. (Meaning I used the same block of wood throughout the process, cutting away the parts I want to remain the color I just printed)
I rolled on the Akua Intaglio inks with a brayer and used a baren to transfer it to the paper, which is probably Rives (I forgot to write down what it was after I bought it).
The pictures are in reverse order, the first steps are at the bottom...
|All the cards laid out to dry|
|Made quite the mess trying to decide on final color|
|Auditioning different colors for final outline|
|After the third color|
|Rolling on the third color - a darker green|
|Second color - light green|
|First color - Red|
|First stage of block|
|Carving using a magnifying glass with a light|
|The original drawing|
Happy New Year!
Hope the Year of the Snake is a great one for you and yours!