Well, here is the print from the 2nd stage of the block. I have carved away most of the stems and the kelp heads.
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.
Tomorrow’s color – Pesto, a darker, bluer green.