I suppose I have posted in the wrong order. I have shown the completed book before the Work In Progress. I just wanted to a little of my Stamping process.
All the signatures for the book were Typed on my Silver-Reed Silverette Typewriter first. Lots of fun – Typying 15 books by hand 🙂 I then did the Stamping.
For the old lady Stamp the main image outline is done in grey – below. I had a separate stamp to do her jumper and I stamped this in grey also.
Then I had another separate stamp to do the blue rinse for her hair.
The blue ink I was using was too strong. So I inked the stamp first and stamped on a scrap piece of paper and then stamped the image. This gave the more faded blue I was looking for. If you look at the second image here you can see where I have stamped the hair (right hand side of the image).
As you can see it is all very low tech. Just 2 rulers to line up the paper, but I like the simplicity of this print process. With some stamps I thought it might be easier to do the main stamp and hand colour the other bits, but although its a bit fiddly to cut a separate stamp e.g. for the hair – it is much quicker just to stamp the hair than to faff around with a brush 🙂
It is very hard to photograph the whole edition stamped and when I get carried away with printing I forget to take photographs.