Monday, March 31, 2008

Spooooooooky Forest




Thanks to drinking a whole pot of gunpowder green tea today; I already have used the phosphorescent ink that came in the mail this morning on a new Gocco project! The design is of a small wooded area that hides the secret surprise of glowing eyes when the print is in darkness.

This project marks three firsts for me. The first first is that I've never mixed my ink colors before but was encouraged to sacrifice a brush for the muddy green I needed. I also had never used two screens for one project before. I was always too stingy with my screens but it was necessary this time. Finally, it was my first time using any ink other than the special Riso Gocco inks. The glow-in-the-dark ink was Speedball brand and water based instead of oil based. Truthfully, I will probably never stray from my trusty Riso inks again because the Speedball ink dried so fast that my screen was pretty much ruined after I took a (very short) break and the ink dried on the screen. I ended up painting some of the glowing eyes by hand.

I'm pretty sure that this project damaged my brain and my eyes because of the Gocco ink and burning bulb fumes and constantly turning the lights on and off to see the glow ink. When Justin returned home from his internship this afternoon; he found me a very frazzled creature with glowing fingertips and dilated pupils.

5 comments:

idyll hands said...

Ooooh - that is spooky! Perhaps some Halloween cards in October?

Jessica said...

very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love that!

Cicada Studio said...

Hey, I just saw your Handmade Story feature in the Storque! Very cool. All your latest items are very nicely highlighted, too.

Elise of Argyle Whale said...

Thanks Cicada! I'm really pleased to have some Storque glory today.

alice said...

That is such a cool idea!