PLC Portfolio Printmaking


This week, I’ve decided to post some of my printmaking works. I liked learning the new techniques and creating images that could be repeated and copied yet malleable; altered through the use of colour or chine collé.

The lino prints were made by:

  • Cutting into a linoleum sheet with a sharp V-shaped knife.
  • The lino sheet was inked up with a roller, and then paper was placed carefully on top.
  • The lino on paper was fed through a printing press to create the finished print.

Although I had experience with lino printing before, the chine collé technique was completely new to me. Before the paper was placed on top, bits of cut tissue, paper or newspaper were affixed with spray mount. This simple step really changed the look of the prints and was great fun too!

As for the intaglio:

  • A sheet of acetate (clear plastic stuff) was engraved into with a pointed instrument.
  • Once the design was engraved, ink was rolled out next to the acetate, and spread evenly on with a piece of tough card.
  • Then the majority of the ink was scraped off with a piece of scrim, and the acetate was fed through the press with paper afterwards to create the finished product.

I hope you like the prints below and thanks for reading!

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Posted on July 28, 2014, in Printmaking and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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