Saturday, September 4, 2010

Back to printmaking!

This is my first oil-based print. With the help of my cool printmaking friend Susan, who helped me learn to use the presses and do clean up, we printed 85 prints by using both of the presses at Tiger Lily Press Studio here in Cincinnati, Ohio (website link here on my blog). Each year Tiger Lily Press members design, print, and sell calendars for fund-raising. I chose the month of June because Summer is my favorite season and what a better month to celebrate with the Summer Solstice on June 21st.

Printing with oil-based ink and using a machine press was a fun experience, but the clean-up process convinced me that I am still a devout water-based printmaker indeed!