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December 27, 2011

I received A Field Guide to Fabric Design by Kimberly Kight of for a Christmas present and have really enjoyed reading it. I just finished the chapter on color and it got me thinking of how I mix color when I’m printing woodblocks. I often mix the color then grab a bit of it onto a putty knife and create a “drawdown” by spreading the ink onto a scrap of paper. It gives me an idea of how the ink will print. I’ve collected a lot of these color samples and love the way they look together:

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