I do my best thinking in the shower. But last night I solved my Quebec print dilemma lying awake in bed trying to get some sleep wishing I hadn't succumbed to my caffeine need earlier in the day.
As you know from my blog post 2 days ago ('a step too far') that I had accidentally ruined my finished monoprints that are to be exhibited in Quebec in September. I'd concluded that all was lost and I needed to start again.
Well, last night I had a revelation! Why not print OVER the wrinkled embossed area........ and it worked! The prints aren't dry yet but it seems that I have managed to not only fix the problem but actually improved the finished works. I like them much better now than they were before.
Just goes to show NEVER give up. Yesterday at the Studio it was 4pm before I produced one print that I liked. Hours and hours of persistence paid off. And today at the Studio, armed with my late night revelation and heaps of confidence, I was able to sail through the day, fixing the 4 ruined prints and finishing off another 4, just in case the wrinkles come back after the prints dry.
All in all, a very positive experience with some very tough lessons learnt.
I'll post some photos of the finished works in the next couple of days. Tonight I'm just enjoying the moment.