Adding Detail to my Prints


….day 171 of 365 Days of Art

Recently I showed you 6 prints that I made in a print making class using found objects to give the print texture. Some of the prints were ghost prints which means that a second piece of paper was put over the inked design and when it went through the press a lighter version of the first print appears.

Here is the ghost print of one of my designs.

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I decided to brighten this print with some light blue watercolour to the rope at the top and on the bird where I also added a few details, like an eye.  Some lines were incorporated to blend the body into the tail feathers and create a wing.  I also added some gold geli pen on the grasses and around the beak. After darkening the border slightly I also added some gold detail on the bottom right corner and a little more in the upper left hand corner to balance it.fullsizeoutput-751b

You may have noticed that I haven’t signed it yet. Your input would be greatly appreciated.

2 thoughts on “Adding Detail to my Prints

  1. I like them both, Carol 😃 I think it depends on the look you are after. The first one is softer and has a more vintage feel to me. The second one feels more contemporary. Looks like you had fun! What class was this lesson from? 🎨💕

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