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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
The Ugly Duckling grew up! Here he is meeting other swans for the first time. I think swans must be the most beautiful birds of all.
This is the new block on the right next to the first Ugly Duckling block I did on the left. You can see how the black ink stains the block and gets down in the little crevices. It's impossible to get completely clean and it doesn't really matter because the printing surface is the raised, top surface. As long as I get the top of the block clean I can store it and print off the block again if I want to.
Here is the first print I pulled off the block. This is my FAVORITE part of printmaking. Pulling that sheet of paper up to see what the new print will look like!