Block printing ink!
That's what I'm excited about today. I felt burnt out and tired all week, so I promised myself I wouldn't do any art projects this weekend. But of course I couldn't help myself. I watched a mono printing video by artist Courtney Cerruti on Creativebug while the baby took his afternoon nap, and when I saw her botanical mono prints, I became determined to make my own.
Cerruti's prints have a vibrancy and level of detail that I've never been able to achieve with acrylic paints. I tried. I thinned them down with water when I made my own botanical prints, but it just made the paint runny. I think block printing ink is the answer. It's thinner, and it's made for printing. I never thought to try it before, because I'm still very much a beginner. But now I can't wait to give them a test drive on the Gelli plate next weekend.