Sweet Carrot II Collagraph

When pulling a print, the first one will usually determine how you will want to take things forward.  The first print is usually called the Test Print.  This print will tell you if you have too much or too little ink, too much or too little pressure on the press, and so on.  From there you can make your adjustments to your plate and take another Test Print.  If you like the test print and it resembles the rest of the edition, you can then make it part of the edition.

Sweet Carrot II is Sweet Carrot that has been embellished.  I had initially used an etching needle to mark the image on the right hand side, but for some reason it didn’t show up in my first three pulls, hence only 3 prints in Sweet Carrot.  So I got my needle out and etched into the plate some more and was finally able to get the image I wanted.  The final print is a ghost print of 2/3.  Generally, when creating an edition, the idea is to have the edition as consistent as possible.  In this case, I have created another variable edition as I really like the ghost.  I only made three as I wanted to use the plate again with two other plates I made with wild carrot and I was concerned that the plate would deteriorate too much before I had a chance to do that.

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I have listed these prints for sale in my Etsy shop here.

Thank you.

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