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!

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