In this print, i am noticing all the little marks that are in the white that weren't suppose to be in the white. This happened because i was not careful enough to cut deep enough into the linoleum to take out all of the parts that were touching the paper that i didn't want to touch. I also see that the colors aren't really solid the previous colors are showing through and it wasn't suppose to be like that. Also the wires in the middle of the Ferris wheel are suppose to be all bright pink, but some of the yellow is showing through making it look like there a more wires than there should be. Also, to the left of the print, there is a missing part of the wheel where it just disappears when it wasn't suppose to. I accidentally cut off that piece and couldn't do anything to fix it. The wheel closest to the pink wires has a little bit of crossing and then stops when it gets to the black. I did the same thing here as i did to the disappearing wheel, i cut off the piece and couldn't go back and fix it. Overall i think this project was not one of my most successful ones, i don;t like my choice of paper that i used i wish i had gone with a different color. It was hard to line up the different colors and i think i could have done a better job than what i did.
Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project?
I have never done print making before, this was the fist time i have worked with linoleum and all the tools and ink, so everything that i have done, was something new that i learned. I learned how to cut the linoleum with the cutting tool, i learned how to hook and unhook the different size cutters to make different cuts. I also learned how to apply ink to the linoleum with the roller. This processes of cutting rolling and printing was kind of a stressful and also messy. I had many prints that really didn't turn out well, they were off center or the ink colors didn't show up enough to look good or there was ink in places that ink should not have been. There was always something wrong with each print and it was stressful.
How did you respond to challenges that occurred as you worked?
I actually didn't respond well to the mistakes in my piece. I didn't like the print making process as Lizzy said at the beginning of this project, "Print making makes me want to cry." I very much agree with this statement. It was really messy and really hard to line up all of the lines and also really hard to get all the ink that you needed on there to cover up the colors before. Whenever i made a mistake, i thought that those mistakes just ruined the entire thing and that it looks bad. I thought that the colors the bleed through that weren't suppose to, made the print look messy, but i came to realize that it looks sort of cool with the textures and the little show through of color that isn't suppose to be there. I didn't end up liking this project for multiple reasons and with my mistakes my responses to them werent the best responses.