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Fourth Letter To My Wife by Crussol12 Fourth Letter To My Wife by Crussol12
Fourth Letter To My Wife  =  Mixed media on relief print. Sonehenge Pearl Grey paper. Sheet size = 8⅝ x 10¾ inches.
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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting pieces Ken, could you explain a bit more. Collage over the print ? 
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks.

No collage (yet). Just ink, colored pencil, pastel, rubber stamps, white-out, etc.

The plate is one of those thin Styrofoam things. I use a pencil to mark into it all over. Then ink. Next put two or three little pieces of torn paper on top of the ink to act as masks. Print. That gives me the starting point to which all the other stuff gets added.

In the Fifth Letter, I did add a little collage but it ended up getting mostly covered with pastel. 
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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Ken, it is hard to know from images. I bought some of those Styrofoam sheets but never did use them , maybe now I'll give it a try. You are getting some interesting effects. What type of inks are you using? I'm never sure of what kind to use, I need to learn more about them .
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist
When I'm taking a class and can make use of open-studio Fridays, I use oil based inks. I still have a good supply of Daniel Smith inks which is a good thing because they've stopped making them.  When I go to my friend's studio I use Charbonnel's water based inks. They're a lot easier to clean up. In both cases the inks are etching inks although I think a couple of the Smith inks might be relief inks. I'm not experienced enough to tell the difference. Then there are all kinds of conditioners that can be added to make the ink roll easier, or wipe better or whatever.  It's a whole different world. And then there's the paper . . .
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ebbing-gale Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lots of learning then.
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 23, 2015  Hobbyist
I'll say. I like it -- the learning.
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berlinhelmut Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a busy writer Wink/Razz, great idea this series, finally with the ### instead of xxx. I usually use # to stop conversion after intense interaction; I remember well I would have written in these cases before ending with ###!
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist
Busy writing, yes, but I don't seem to say much.

When you say "stop conversion after intense interaction" are you talking as in a formula -- chemical formula maybe?
Or something different?

Although I don't use social media, I understand that # has a different use there.
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berlinhelmut Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...I understand... often I have to communicate with telecom machines and in these cases I am asked to "end" the input codes by "#"... (laughs) ... no serious input from my side Wink/Razz 
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Crussol12 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist
Ah, OK, now I understand.
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