Thursday, June 19, 2008

I should get a Yink, I think

This one, I think, is called a Yink.
He likes to wink, he likes to drink.

He likes to drink, and drink, and drink.
The thing he likes to drink is ink.
The ink he likes to drink is pink.
He likes to wink and drink pink ink.

SO... if you have a lot of ink,
then you should get a Yink, I think.
- Dr. Suess



So I utilized my newly acquired printmaking skills to do some more carving and printing. So I printed some gold flowers on the covers of these pink chopstick notebooks.

I'm still learning here. I noticed that my Speedball inks dry a lot faster than the Daniel Smith inks. My prints made with Daniel Smith ink seem to be smoother, though. The prints I made using the speedball inks seem to have a grainy texture. Maybe it's just the difference with paper absorbency. Or is there a hierarchy in the world of printing inks? Which is better? Or is it all just personal preference in these situations?

6 comments:

tulibri said...

Lovely books! So ladylike with a touch of Stile Nouveau!

2 Worlds said...

Both very cute !

Rhonda said...

thanks :)

Kiley said...

I've only used speedball as it was what my professor preferred- and all that I've seen here locally. Are the Daniel Smith inks also for screen printing or for other types of printing?

ART SCRAP & MORE said...

WHAT A GREAT IDEA! LOVE THE CHOPSTICK, VERY ORIGINAL...I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN HOW TO DO THEM!
THANK YOU
ALEXANDRA

Rhonda said...

Kiley, I'm not sure if Daniel Smith inks are also meant for screen printing. When I did my quick screen printing class, I think we used something different.

Alexandra, i have a tutorial here on my blog to make these chopstick books, have a look: Chopstick Notebook Tutorial