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« on: August 08, 2007 07:44:09 AM »

I used this weird Speedball carving block (felt like a giant eraser) stuff I had never used before, and I don't think I like it.  Easier to carve, but cranky to print.
And I learned the 10 years is really too long to keep oil-based printing ink around lesson.  Woooo, mess!
I printed them onto some scrapbooking paper (cheaper than similar fabric).  The ink is a really dark purple, in case you can't tell.  I wanted other colors too, but my other inks and paints and things weren't working well.  I'm planning on getting ridiculous ornate gold frames.
All 3 godzillas:



closer up of 1 godzilla:



The blocks (I only used one but the original idea was 2 godzillas going in opposite directions.  Eventually I'll get better ink and more paper and do that.)



Pictures are here if you want to see them bigger: http://www.flickr.com/photos/plasticbird/
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2007 07:53:35 AM »

I enjoy the contrast between the solid Godzilla shape and the intricacy of the vegetation in the background. I agree with you on the gold frame. It's the only way to go.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2007 08:19:40 AM »

ACK! Love it, love it!
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007 09:45:48 AM »

I enjoy the contrast between the solid Godzilla shape and the intricacy of the vegetation in the background.

I agree!  I think it's cool, too, how you picked kind of a Asian print to go with the godzilla.  I don't know if you planned it that way, but it worked really well!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007 10:04:28 AM »

I enjoy the contrast between the solid Godzilla shape and the intricacy of the vegetation in the background.

I agree!  I think it's cool, too, how you picked kind of a Asian print to go with the godzilla.  I don't know if you planned it that way, but it worked really well!

Thanks for all the compliments!

Actually, it's a toile print.  Very Godzilla-wreaking-havoc-on-the-18th-century-countryside.  I should do some Mothra ones next...
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007 11:39:39 PM »

those rock!!!!!!!!! Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2007 04:57:51 PM »

I bought cheap-o, ugly frames at the thrift and spraypainted them gold for my godzillas:
kinda close up:

...and in their natural habitat:
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« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007 07:41:55 AM »

those are really cool! i love block prints!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007 09:40:45 AM »

OMG, I love those!

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2007 10:38:30 AM »

Ahh! Those are soooo cute! I want is  Grin
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