How to go from this
You need walnut ink, acrylic paint, a cutter, small pieces of brass, varnish and a little patience.
If you wish to see the whole work, here is a video
And to think that it was the city of my first love!!!!!!!!
Yes, well, sorry, I’m getting ahead of New Year’s Eve or I’m late for Christmas, it looks like I’m drunk and not even 11:00 in the morning, it’s not serious.
So I get it together, I try to stay decent for a few minutes but you will admit that putting the finishing touches to a composition started more than a year ago is enough to make you happy, even if it is expressed in the form of a song by Hervé Vilard… (hopefully, if you read my blog in english you may not know about this song, it seems that an english version with quite different lyrics exists)
Here, the rust has embedded itself, the varnish is applied, I love it (unlike my wife who finds it very ugly, we can’t agree all the time).
I was recently telling you about things clams have to say and insisted on the fact that it wasn’t really enunciated sayings.
I first received some protests which were not really convincing.
I have finished (at last !) to remove the varnish from my metal plate so as the white (well black for the moment) vine to show up.
Some days ago, I showed you a draft of a white vine. It is now transfered to a metal plate, still a lot of work to do but there is some progress.
Another try with engraving, this time on copper. I used an excerpt from the Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.
The copper plate was a bit too thin and the result doesn’t meet therefore my expectations.
I nevertheless find interesting the different colors appeared on the plate, due to the use of tar instead of my regular varnish. And it perfectly match the text, I think.