Strange colour for clouds… I was testing out a re-inked ribbon and I forgot to switch the lever. I re-inked because it’s a silk ribbon, and was in perfect condition apart from being bone dry. The black ink has revamped the red half to make this brownish colour, which I am quite happy with, as you just can’t get colour ribbons in the UK unless you want to pay through the nose. Also happy to have a silk ribbon too.
How did I re-ink? Like this. It’s messy. But it came out quite even on this ribbon and I don’t seem to have any splodgy spots.
I only had black left this morning and so the type on this one is sending out a subliminal message. I’ll have to get some vibrant colours and revolutionise some more hairslides… And anything else I can stick the stuff to.
check out harlequin creature I love what they do, (and if you are up for it and able, sign up for one of their typing bees!) and am grateful to Richard Polt for pointing me in their direction. In fact I am really still quite stunned that my submission was successful, as there are so many wonderful typewriter artists out there. Now, must get on and get the day’s typing done!
For the eyes on these creatures, we used the cut end of a dried stalk of grass. If you do try this, remember to leave your clay-work to completely dry out before firing. Drying can take anywhere between 2 days and a week depending on size. Larger pieces should be hollowed out, but these were small enough to remain solid.