Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Year of the Dragon

about 6 1/2 x 4 inches
This is the eleventh year I've made a print of the Chinese zodiac animal for an excange sponsored by the Baren Forum group.  The Chinese NY began on January 23 and I mailed them on that day, so they are probably getting to the 45 people that I sent to about now.  Here is my print.

This is a cloisonne matchbook holder which I used for reference.   I used 2 blocks of shina plywood and printed each reductively.... the first printed with yellow, blue and black in that order and the second printed with light red and red.  I used 3 different papers.... this one is Rives BFK.  As usual, I used hanga technique using waterbased paint and methyl cellulose and printed with a baren.

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