Triple Javelina on 18x24 paper
While experimenting on how to get the relief print images I carve onto other surfaces (like fabric and metal), I found that having screens burned to screen print the images was the way to go. Then I decided to make prints on paper and see what I could do with that! I love javelinas- and the block I carved shows one trotting off with a little smile on his face. I used the image to print 3 times, going from black, to dark grey, to light grey. Los Tres Amigos.
I used water-based ink to print on a thick, acid-free, watercolor paper that's 18" wide and 24 inches long. It's a good standard size so you can easily pick up a frame to put it in.
*A relief print is made using a carved block that was created by carving out the negative space, leaving the positive space to pick up ink to transfer to a surface. A screen print is made by pulling ink through a stretched screen that has the negative space blocked out so that the ink can flow through the open mesh where the design is!