So having printed the yellow base layer’s I moved on to printing the two other layers of colour. I had a little mishap on one of the prints so only two are actually decent. But that’s what you get for rushing!
I’m not entirely happy with this print, it’s a tad girly/sickly for my taste. And the pink layer is a bit smudgy as I must have moved the paper while trying to get a print.
I prefer this colour palette to the previous print but still am not 100% happy with it. Maybe something simpler like grey would look nicer on the final layer. It doesn’t look quite as much like a St.Patrick’s day print though, which is a relief.
Having made so much purple ink for the print (by accident) I decided to experiment by printing the background layer on texture watercolor paper, and then taking ghost prints of the lino to try and get a transfer of the textured ink.
Unfortunately I managed to move the ghost print whilst I was rubbing it, I think this was due to the paper not sticking to the ink as well because of there being less ink on the block to begin with. However I did try it again and got a slightly better result.
Here you can see that it’s picked up some of the texture from the water colour paper I printed with earlier. It’s a subtle effect, not sure how it would stand up to having other bolder layers on top, but I did occur to me it might be nice to draw/paint on top of. Something to try another time I think.
I think I’d like to try one more multi-block print in some more contrasting colours and then leave it there.