Echinacea flower finished

Well, this was a labour of love, and slight frustration! Ten layers in all and a few duds along the way (inky finger prints mostly, no matter how careful I am…), so I think I will end up with about 16 prints, instead of twenty.

I’m quite happy with it though, and it sits in with the set of six ‘Botanical’ prints, which is a nice even number to display at The Art Market in York at the end of the month. Talking of which, I have a few more prints to do so had better get to it!

Echinacea Flower, work in progress

I’m doing another in my series of ‘botanical’ prints, this one is an Echinacea flower. They really do have such a lovely shape and are like huge, coloured in daisies.

I’ve finished the flower head so can now cut that out and finish the petals. I’m stupidly confident that I will be able to cover the over-inked bits at the bottom of the flower head. It is amazing what you can cover up though, even a smidge of white ink should help…famous last words.

Here’s the progress so far:

And this is the state of the flower block (looks like the dog has chewed it, as usual)…which I shall now cut out the dotty flower head to do two or three layers on the petals.

7. Ready to cut out the flower head