Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Here is my tree line pulp painting--all finished! I calendared it (ran through the press to flatten out) and added some blue-gray washes to push back the background. Normally, I photograph my work with a point-and-shoot digital camera, but this time, I scanned it in quarters with my new, hand-me-down legal-size scanner and patched it together in Photoshop Elements. It was my first time doing it this way and much easier than I expected. I followed this tutorial: How to Seamlessly Stitch Arwork Scans in Photoshop Elements. I like how the scanner really picks up all the texture from the handmade paper and such.
I don't want to make any promises I can't keep, but I'd like to blog more often. Soon I'll be posted new handmade paper and woodblock prints, partially carved blocks, as well as a few things I've been sitting on for awhile. I will also be changing things up in my etsy shop in the next week--taking out several gelatin monotypes for a show at Taylor Books in Charleston, West Virginia, and adding new things.