Weaving + etching experiments in progress.
But, I let the plate sit for a few days (…maybe more than a few days…) and now my hard ground is rubbery. Sigh.
Remember when I said that hand-coloring was a cop out?
I made etching plates as an alternative. This still needs a lot of work, though (mostly MORE BRIGHT COLORS).
The BUNNIES and OTHER ANIMALS YOU CAN RIDE collophan is complete! This was a really nice class collaboration: Jacob and Nikki made the etching plate, Matt and Stephanie printed it, and I did the letterpress bit.
I made a new hexaflexagon yesterday. What is going on here? you ask. The supergreat Nick Bunch gave me his unwanted proofs from litho, which I tore down and made into a hexaflexagon, which I then printed intaglio over. Yikes!
I wish you could see this in person.
Also, tomorrow I am going to Minneapolis to attend the Mid-America Print Council Conference. I am so full of excitement to geek out about printmaking for four days. So… I’ll have cool things to post next week!
New intaglio plate, for a print exchange! I haven’t decided if I am going to incorporate color with a second plate or with chine colle, but I DO know that this print will be double-sided.
I am making an animation out of intaglio prints.
I told Cerese about this, and her first question was “WHY?” My answer is simple: intaglio plates are reworked relatively easily, and thus are conducive to modifying over and over. I am making a print with each modification, so hopefully soon I will have a hefty stack of prints to scan and make into a video. And then I’ll add Frooty Loops-made music. I think this is a really great idea, albeit extremely time-consuming. I guess we all know where I’ll be every night for the next three and a half months?
Anyways, I am making a practice version this week, a fun one of Jake playing keyboard, to learn more about drypoint and how this process will work. I started with an etching, and then modified it using drypoint and burnishing. I’m considering hand-coloring it? Ahh, if only there were more hours in the day!
PS Here is a neat intaglio animation, using a different strategy.
PPS I’m absolutely hand-coloring this, starting right NOW.
It just occurred to me the other day: why not chine colle tiny pictures from contact sheets into prints? Since I’m not in the printshop ’til next week, pasting aforementioned tiny pictures will have to do.