Reduction Block Print – Day 2

Well, here is the print from the 2nd stage of the block.  I have carved away most of the stems and the kelp heads.

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One of the fun things about reduction printing is watching how the ink changes as you layer the colors over each other.  Yesterday, I printed in Adirondack dye-based ink in a color called Oregano, which is a lovely olive green.  Today’s color is Ginger, which is a reddish brown, but when it is layered over the Oregano, and with the green paper on the bottom, the effect is a dark olive with a tint of red in it.  So here’s the print, stage 2.

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Tomorrow’s color – Pesto, a darker, bluer green.

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