Saturday, October 16, 2010
i love lavender
i have this dream of someday standing in a purple lavender field and smelling the lovely fragrance of soothing, calming lavender - my favourite herb! i tried a few times, but it always seemed to be too early or too late in the season - but someday, my dream will come true.
here are a few of my latest prints which are actually made with lavender oil. the hard ground was painted on a plate, and then i painted the swirls and brush strokes with lavender oil. the oil was then wiped it off with a cloth. the plate is then placed in the acid and where the lavender was... the plate is now etched.
i just love the painted effect it makes when printed... this is the first of many... and it just smells so good when you are painting with lavender oil!