I used the same print plates as in the last blog post. The difference is the way I inked the plate and of course, it was press printed rather than sent through one with rollers. I also used black ink this time.
I put a tiny dollop of ink onto a perspex plate and rolled it out using a speedball roller. Then I rolled the ink onto the surface of the plate. I layered the inked plate with lots of newspaper and two pieces of felt. Slid it into the press and pulled the handle.
I can’t believe how easy it was :):):) I only printed once from the plate, inking it again each time I took a print. I clearly need to practice how much ink to put on, but I am really pleased at how the textures showed up.
I was squeaking with excitement and jumping up and down when B came to see what was up.
I am going away for three weeks and I really can’t take my printing stuff with me but I will be thinking a lot about this.