Participants send an edition of ten original prints to them, the studio keeps two, (one for sale and one for the archives), and everyone participating receives 8 back from printmakers all over the world. It’s such a lovely thing to do, albeit challenging because of the small size, 10 x 10cm. I definitely need new specs now.
I made this to remind me of our trip to Venice this year for my birthday.
Ok, so here is my little (10 x 10cms!!) print for this year’s IPE. It’s a reduction print with 6 passes and it really was a little bit fiddly at that size. It has turned out pretty much as I had planned, although the gate wasn’t supposed to be quite that rustic looking. I was using my smallest gouge too – 0.5mm, I don’t think they come any smaller than that!
Just got to wait for them all to dry properly then wrap in tissue paper and send them off to Derby. I could obviously just take them there myself as its only half an hour away, but last time I went there I got shockingly lost and ended up on the road back to Nottingham….
It’s been a few months since I last posted anything on here! I have been busy though, honestly, participating in Sketchbook Skool initiated by Danny Gregory. I will post some of that work once I have sifted through my sketchbooks for some decent images!
This print here is for this year’s print exchange run by Green Door Printmaking Studio. This is the first time that I have done this sort of print, black only instead of multiple colour. I am quite pleased with how it came out, especially because it is quite small, 10x10cm, and was rather tricky to carve.