Drypoint print stage by stage


 

stage by stage progression of a Drypoint print
stage by stage progression of a Drypoint print
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Workshop – Drypoint printmaking using card and plastic


Thursday May 26th or Saturday May 21st

17 Franklin Crescent Doncaster DN2 6AL

Drypoint printmaking using card and plastic.

Drypoint mono print using plastic
Drypoint mono print using plastic
Print coming off the press
Print coming off the press

This is an all day workshop suitable for all abilities.

Full tuition given. Refreshments provided.

Please bring a packed lunch

£30

firthrosemary@hotmail.com

07505057601

 

Collagraph experiment


My experiment was to see if I could re use old collagraph print blocks cut up and re arranged to create a new collagraph.

The design was based on a photo I took at Potterick Carr nature reserve Doncaster.

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Conclusion…….You cannot use old collagraph blocks to print with again!!

The process of squashing the card through the press flattens all the grooves and dimples until there is not enough texture to hold the ink and give a clear impression.

Ah well……….

Collagraph board prepared ready for printing tomorrow


Today I finished preparing my latest collagraph plate for printing.

Starting with a photo of Potterick Carr nature Reserve,

Potterick Carr
Potterick Carr

I stylised it into a design. I then found a collection of old collagraph boards and Drypoint card printing boards

I traced the main shapes from the design and cut pieces out from the old, used boards. The prints that will come off this will not bear much resemblance to this board because the colours are a bit distracting.

Design
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Print making club Thursday 10am – 12am

Doncaster DN2 6AL

07505057601

Creating a new collagraph print block


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After my textiles / printing class had gone home this lunch time and the afternoon ‘Home school’¬†class was cancelled I realised that I had some free time!

After printing a couple more drypoints I decided to create another collagraph block based on the Potterick Carr photo that I took a few weeks ago.

I first stylised areas of the photo because I wanted it to be a simplified version. I used old discarded card print blocks to start with and a little flowery collagraph block that I had made for a children’s workshop a while ago…

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Stylised design for collagraph
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Bits of old card print blocks stuck onto my base board in a stylised design

I will continue to find old collagraph and Drypoint boards to cut up for this…should be fun!

I need to produce a good body of work for my forthcoming exhibition at Sciccluna’s deli in Doncaster in June.