OCTOBER 24, 2015
Began this year's Christmas Card for 2015. Here's a quick sketch inspired by Hungarian motifs and the theme of "Family." Probably going to be an apt name.
Tracing the sketch outline in preparation for a carbon transfer to the key block.
Mounting the carbon paper to the keyblock.
Let the carving begin! Perfectly warm November day - perfect to get this block started./span>
A detail of the process just begun.
It's getting there. A lot of small spaces on this key block.
Almost done. Just need to cut out all the inner floral bit.
A sense of the relief on this first block.
The second block finished. This will be a blind-emboss.
Inking up a the keyblock for the first time.
The big reveal . . .
Getting ready to run the key block on my Chandler and Price. Love this press!
Here's a quick shot of the first run of of Family. This will probably end around 150 in the edition.
After running the second block as a blind emoss, here is a close up of the texture.
Finally - the finished print signed, editioned and soon to be sealed and delivered. Not a bad result.