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.
Further to my post showing you my entry for the International Print Exchange, here are the prints that I received back. It’s so exciting when that red envelope plops onto the doormat and you open a lovely (and beautifully presented) little portfolio of wonderful art, from around the world. I love all of them!
This is my 3rd year participating in this, so I really must get them all framed. I’ll certainly post a photo when I do!
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….