Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I loved her so much, I made some mono-prints of her.
One of my favorite printing techniques uses watercolor paint and mylar. I use frosted mylar, and just paint the image in reverse. Most Windsor Newton watercolor paints work just fine, but a few colors are based on dyes rather than on pigment, and don't transfer to the paper well.
I will be teaching this technique in my print class, so I needed to try out all my colors.
They all worked!
Using my baby press, I printed the images on 90# watercolor paper that had been soaked in water for about 20 minutes.
The next step is to print the lines over the images with an intaglio plate made with a ball point pen on mat board.