Bee layer two

Bee layer two

The second layer of my bee has been printed. The colour of this layer is very close to that of the first. This is because I want to add some depth to the image later on.

lino ready for printing

Print with two layers.

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The fourth cut

With all these different layers, the lino plate is beginning to look a little sparse. The final few cuts are always the most exciting for me. This is the point where, after working on an image for weeks, I can either mess it all up, or it magically comes together.  

     

I obviously plan the layers out, but I never really know what it is going to look like until I lift the paper out of the press and peel back the lino.

The ink is still wet from the last layer. I (and you) will have wait until it is dry to decide on how it turned out.