Friday, March 28, 2014


My first printing effort in many many years! I joined in with a group being taught by Felicia Touhey, one of the wonderful artists at Beach Studios.
Preparing the ink to the right consistency with a spatula like tool, inking the plexiglass, making the image by scratching out, wiping out, basically removing ink in the areas you want light. Figuring out how much to remove must come through experience. 
Printing on gorgeous heavy paper that has been soaked in water, then patted with a towel, with a hand press. Carefully placing the plate on the press, aligning the paper correctly, then covering it with another protective paper, then the magic happens as it goes through the press. I was limited by other time restraints that day, but hope to try again one day!

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