This week has been a combination of wonderfully productive and horrifically stressful, after calling in to work borderline in tears begging for a few days off unpaid (which my manager incredibly generously allowed me); three nights of solid drypoint etching resulting in not being able to feel my right hand, and over 40 prints all produced having only had about 2 hours sleep, I have finally got all of my book imagery together. I am unbelievably happy with the results, and despite the strain it has been worth it.
Here are a few images of the set up and final prints, luckily on my sleep deprived printing day the weather was absolutely beautiful and kept me going.
All 22 images in my book are drypoint etchings and the originals are A4 in size printed onto Fabriano (285gsm), I used intaglio oil based print medium, in a combination of Burnt Umber and Raw Sienna . The additional pages of my book will be actual pressed flowers added after publication.