Winter and the cold do funny things to my Daniel Smith water soluble inks. So I have been playing with the speedball block printing inks. They are so easy to clean up and do do seem to mind if the studio is only 55 degrees.
It amazes me that I can come to the studio and do the same thing, lay down “stencils” and make marks with stamping tools and still come up with something new and interesting.
I used a simple paper stencil for the horse image and stamped into the inked plate with the end of a 2″ by 4″. I love roots, so I used a pressed root as a “stencil” too.
The new ideas that I had today were: 1. to gently remove the “stencil” before lifting the paper up all the way, that way I minimize registration troubles and get the details of the “ghost”, and 2. to print on papers that have been sliced into squares and then piece the print together.
With Linda Germain
March 24 – April 14 (4 Weeks)
Tuesday Evenings 6 – 9 PM
How to make a gelatin Plate for printmaking – the video
Quick video on the basics of gelatin printmaking
Gelatin printing artist trading cards – a short video
48 second slideshow of gelatin prints by linda germain and why she loves it.
Gelatin Printmaking tips page
Or Take the next gelatin printing workshop
The show will run from February 6 – March 1
The juror was Elizabeth Wyckoff, Assistant Director and Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Davis Museum & Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley.
Reception: Sun., Feb. 8, 3 – 5pm The event is free and all are welcome to attend.