Friday, December 12

Pages printed!










These are my "journey" book pages which I'll be binding over the weekend. They were all printed with lino and oil-based inks in the albion press.  The images were made for a Print and Process project based on Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. You would never know it, but they said to just run with whatever line took your fancy. i chose part of a line that said "Even if I were to walk from here to India..." so started thinking about a journey on foot.

I'm pretty happy with them as a set. Using small lino blocks like hand stamps, the suns, arrows and houses break up the flow of the book and make it a bit more playful. It's taken me ages to do and is only just dry but I feel like a weight has been lifted now it's all done! I'll be binding them in a hardback cover which will be covered in a white oilcloth with maybe a grey leather spine. I'm still a bit undecided on that so any ideas...?

3 comments:

Francesca said...

oh my god, how gorgeous are they?! really beautiful anna. can't wait to see the finished book.

lusummers said...

me too! that sun is so yummy i could lick it ;)
we have SO got to get together girlie, i'm missin' my pal! have i told you that the boy who plays 'merlin' totally reminds me of jacob?!!!

Nancy said...

So lovely. I want your book!