Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Angel Print

 I sent this little water color angel to some folks I know who are having a really rough time right now.  The caption was, "May you be cared for as though held in the arms of an angel."

 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.


  1. I love this Suzanna. Beautiful! I have never done intaglio but sounds interesting. Look forard to the next step. (are you going to post? please?)xm

  2. I planto do a little post on making the intaglio plate and the results I get, probably early next week. Thanks for asking!

  3. Oh, beautiful, Suzanna -- I'm inspired!

  4. Thanks, Jane.

    So good to hear from you. When are you coming home?

  5. Good question :-). Seriously, I'm trying hard to get us back by the Spring Equinox. We'll see!