Sunday, January 13, 2013

Post 200: barn owl ink-over!

For a fun experiment, I decided to take one of my eight printed barn owl cards and ink it by hand to resemble an evenly inked print. This technique is similar to making a monoprint or monotype.

One of eight cards printed on December 19, 2012.
I chose this card to experiment on because the
Arches watermark is plainly seen.
Stippling ink back into the areas that I want solid.
Here, I am using a #4 Rapidograph technical pen.
Angled photo to show where I've stippled ink by hand:
it has a slight sheen.
Inking complete!
Here is my first post to welcome the new year - on my birthday, no less!


  1. The "cleaned up" version looks nice, but there's a certain charm about the texture that you get from printmaking that you lose when you fill it in.
    Still love the owl though!

    1. Thank you, Cassi! I thought the same thing even as I filled in the black: "Well, there goes the traditional printmaking texture and charm!" Glad you still like it, though! For me, I think it was mostly an excuse to stipple something; it's therapeutic. :)