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About starrybird

I am mature student studying art with The Open College of the Arts. My passion is printmaking.

Final Course Reflection

Printmaking 1 has been a hugely enjoyable and rewarding course. I have been introduced to new techniques and developed techniques with which I was already familiar. I have improved my working practice as the course has progressed, especially in the … Continue reading

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Being Brave – Exhibiting

One of the great benefits of being a printmaker, as opposed to a painter, say, is that we often come together to work in an open press situation and therefore readily form part of a practicing community. During my course, … Continue reading

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Rembrandt Exhibition

The exhibition at the National Gallery of Rembrandt’s later works from 1659 onwards. This was a time when Rembrandt was no longer fashionable and he was facing increasing difficulty obtaining commissions. He had overstretched himself financially, borrowing heavily to build … Continue reading

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Part 5 Gallery

   

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Project 15 – Four Combination and Experimental Prints

For the final project in the course, I had a number of ambitions: to continue to look at the subject of iron smelting and casting to use my own created chine colle papers to combine monoprinting with carborundum printing, inspired … Continue reading

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Project 14 Investigating Combination Printmaking with Chine Colle

I have experimented with chine colle at earlier points throughout the course, combining various papers such as tissue, Lokti, Kahdi and gold leave with woodcut, collagraph and linocut. I wanted, in this project, to be rather more ambitious and use … Continue reading

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Research Point – Chine Colle

Chine colle is the application of pasted thin papers or metal leaf to a plate such that when it is printed, the inked image will overprint the applied paper and integrate it into the image and the support. Printmakers use … Continue reading

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