In the last post, I described a collaborative project my step daughter Melanie and I worked on as gift items for our Etsy Shops. This is the second print project of two for our gift boxes – themed after feathers and birds. If you read this blog, you know about my nostalgic affinity for birds. Drypoint is a very old printmaking process, traditionally done on copper. Plexiglass (also called perspex, acrylic and lexan) is an affordable, and often more easily accessible alternative. If you’re unfamiliar with printmaking using plexiglass to make a drypoint engraving, here’s a little video demonstration for the drypoint process.
How’d You Do That, Anyway?
If you’d like to make a drypoint engraving, here are a couple of tutorial videos on my YouTube Channel.
Here’s a tutorial for a figurative piece, also printed from plexiglass:
Are you Going to Give it a Try?
Around here, however, we don’t look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious…and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.