Both of these are really cool. I meant to say something about the other one yesterday, but I guess we had to much else going on.
Lisa, I, too, study printmaking. I'm learning the discipline of making notations as to the name of the paper and the manufacturer and color of the ink. If I mix inks, I'm making those notations too.Also, looking at your lines on cloth, did you soak your cloth in soda ash, let it dry, and then print? Helps get the catalytic reaction between the dye and the cellulose molecules happening correctly.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I have just gotten into printmaking these last few years and have taken workshops. I like your idea of making notes about papers and manufacturers. I am not always sure what is the best paper to use.Yes, I did soak my fabrics in soda ash first and let them dry. I am thinking that maybe I did too many at one time and some spots just didn't get enough. Next time, I might try to put the soda ash in with the dye. But when you do that, you have to use it up fairly quickly as the reaction is already started.
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