I'm trying my very first print on black paper. A friend with a great eye for art nudged me in that direction a while ago, wondering what a different block of mine would look like printed in white ink on black paper.
I didn't try that one, but the comment planted a seed, and I started this block soon after. This is only the first proof. I did some more refining this evening.
Below is the green block, printed first.
Then I had to carve the pattern block, which took a bit longer than I first thought. Sometimes the simpler designs leave more scope for pattern as you go, which can take longer than a more detailed drawing to start with.
I'm still trying to get the ink lightness just right on the dark paper. More proofs to come.
Martha Kelly is an artist and illustrator who lives and works in Memphis, Tennessee.
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