Leftovers

image

Today is the last day to submit work for the Wingtip Press Leftovers Print Exchange. I’ve only participated once before, but it was such a cool thang — you get 12 different original prints by other artists in exchange — that I’ve been meaning to repeat it, and I actually managed to get my act together this year!

In keeping with the idea of leftovers, my block is made of cut scraps of adhesive backed rubber from some long forgotten project which I stuck randomly onto a piece of cardboard, instead of just throwing them away.

image

The paper I used is black printmaking paper which I’ve also had hanging around for quite some time just waiting for a project like this to come along.

image

Mike let me borrow his ink, brayer, and method — which I have carefully observed over 27 years of watching him create our Christmas card each year.

image

First you ink the block with the brayer.

image

Then you lay the paper on the inked block and rub the paper evenly all over with the back of a spoon.

image

And finally, you pull the print.

image

I made 18 prints in all. 14 go to the Leftovers Print Exchange.

image

I’ll show you the 12 I get in exchange when they arrive. Meanwhile, here’s #6/18 “Pieces of Summer.” (I guess I could also call it “One more reason to save your scraps!”)

image