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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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Woodcut Mark Making – Unfinished Business

I wanted to return to wood cut following my experiments in waterbased Japanese style woodcut,  to try more expressive marks and use oil based inks. I returned to a design I developed for a linocut, but didn’t print because I … Continue reading

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Project 10 – Experimental Relief Prints – Woodcut

This project gave me a chance to further explore Japanese Woodblock. To this purpose, I have bought: set of Japanese tools more faced ply from Intaglio a pad of Hosho from Intaglio a wide, high quality decorators brush. To learn … Continue reading

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Further Adventures in Woodblock

I wanted to try further experiments with woodblock, having read Japanese Woodblock Printing by Rebecca Slater, from the Printmaking Handbook series. This is full of useful technical information. In particular, how to prepare paper and how to make nori, a … Continue reading

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Project 7 – Multiblock print – First Idea

In a single coloured plate, I explored an idea looking at space and gravity, but was not satisfied with the outcome. I thought I would push and simplify the idea and print it in three colours. Original print. I liked … Continue reading

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Thoughts On Papers

Parameters to consider in paper selection: weight and strength, whether or not using a press and/or soaking the paper difficulty of cutting and handling (eg Lokti tissue) colour sizing (suitability for soaking, how will it accept the ink) finish/texture beauty … Continue reading

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Project 6 Single Colour Linocut Exploring Texture

In my test squares, I liked a couple of squares which reminded me of shell texture and, since I have a collection of shells, chose this subject for my single colour linocut. My initial idea had been heap of shells … Continue reading

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Project 5 – Linocuts

I have to admit, up front, that whilst I admire linocuts, they’re not me. I find it hard to get my head around the management of tone in a linocut. I find them overly controlled. Before this course, I have … Continue reading

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Collagraph Course – Part 2

On the second week of the course, I planned to further experiment with inking my plate and combining it with chine colle. I had experimented with a roll over and rubs in complimentary colours. I wanted to see the effect … Continue reading

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Project 1 – First Monoprints

Having cleaned a perspex plate, I applied Akuakolor waterbased inks to the plate with a variety of bristle and other brushes. I was disheartened to see that the ink was drying rapidly before I had progressed very far, so I … Continue reading

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