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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My Larger Soft Cut Print

When I thought of framing my drawings of ballet dancers, I wanted very large light pink roses in the background.  After printing with the small experimental roses, I felt ready for this large one.

I didn't have printing ink in white to lighten up the very intense magenta, so I used white acrylic, and it worked!  This is the first printing using the soft cut plate--I almost didn't want to cut into the plate anymore, but I'm glad I did.

Here are the prints after the second cut, I can still use the plate if I want just an outline of the rose--as seen on the left, (the white test paper)---my mat board is on the right.

This reminds me of...what?  of Old fashion adds in Mademoiselle magazines?
I'm Ready to frame.

This is very close to what I was looking for--the actual framing is another thing!  This is a thrift store frame--came with scratched up plexiglass--needed gold spray paint and new thin glass, and a way of putting it together so it wouldn't be too heavy for the delicate metal edging.

The framing took me longer than the drawings.


michaela said...

love it mombo

Susan Beauchemin said...

Thanks Michaela! I want to do more!