|Cat in a Birdbath by Belinda Del Pesco|
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Isn't this a great image? Belinda Del Pesco's 'Cat in a Birdbath' prompted me to have a go at making a print block and coloring with watercolors.
Did I have a printing press/etching press? Nope.
Did I have inks? Nope.
Did I have lino to cut? Nope
But I did have a chunk of Speedball Speedy-Cut carving block and a set of Speedball lino cutters leftover from efforts made years ago. (not affiliate links - solely to provide reference for folks who are unfamiliar with the tools)
Now to experiment with watercolors. I have NO background in them - so it's all about fun and play from this point. I had a stack of watercolor paper in postcard size to start with.
First go round I've stamped the image with Ranger walnut ink - it's not waterproof and you can see where the watercolors made it run. I'm timidly playing with neutral colors at this point - and the background - pure fear!
Next go round I'm mucking about with color - again the walnut ink is running with the watercolors - still too much coloring in the lines and overthinking!!
These last efforts are stamped with waterproof ink in black and coffee color.
Now to go try another 100 or so to get better at controlling the watercolors!
Thank you to Belinda Del Pesco for permission to use her print in this post! Go check out her great prints and watercolors, too.
Thanks for stopping by!