I completed the prints in time and finished off and cut them out in time for the festival starting on the Friday. I added details using gold ink to highlight certain parts and to break up the monotonous colour.
I am very pleased with the final zine as was well printed and fairly high quality and professional looking. The effect of the ink worked well with the blacksmithing themes, and as a side note, even when dry the ink still left my with dirty hands after intense handling, particularly when folding, fitting with the idea that blacksmithing is dirty work.
I have also done away with the idea of the having the zine lock round into a circle as it felt unnecessary and was over-complicated.
I presented the book and prints to Aaron at the ferrous festival. Both he, and his tutors were impressed with the work that not just me, but other members of the class had produced. Holly, the blacksmith tutor, extended an invitation for us then then display our work along side the Forge exhibition at Hereford Library; where some of our prints and zines are currently for sale.