Friday, January 18, 2013

Printmaking With Glue

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In the middle school elective class we've been exploring printmaking, specifically collographs.    The top two
images are pulled prints and the bottom image shows the actual inked plates.  This work is still in progress as we are using hard pastels to work into one selected print.  All of these images are the before, the un-worked print, next week I will post the results of the mixed media prints.

use glue to draw chosen image
let dry 24 hrs.
ink with brayers (we used speedball printing ink)
run through press

Tip: If you apply the glue thickly, it does give you a more substantial effect.  However, I encourage experimenting with the glue.  Drawing thin fluid lines, working the tip of the bottle into a field of glue to create interesting textures, adding sand to the glue or simply rubbing your finger across an area.  It's great to wonder what the effect will be once you pull your print.

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