Tag Archives | intaglio printmaking

13
Dec

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Collagraph: Island Fox and the Thomas Fire

Checking In How are you doing this week? We’re all hiking through the woods together towards the end of the year.  This last stretch is equal parts lovely – because we spend time with people we love, and harried – because the To-Do list is three stories tall.  I’m a squirrel, searching for a magical nut-of-balance between the two extremes. I hope you’re sneaking mini-opportunities to doodle on the back of opened envelopes, and jot down post-it note art-ideas to tackle in the new year. Did you add art supplies to your wish list? Have you picked a workshop to take, or an …[Continue reading]

10
Apr

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Mat Board Collagraph Printmaking: Mama’s Day

This mat board collagraph started as a doodle (see photos of the process, with links to supplies below). I’m surrounded by young women with babies, meandering different chapters of motherhood. It’s fascinating & nostalgic & heart-warming to watch these little families grow and transform with the addition of wiggly beings.  We make art from the happenings around us, and it documents our lives in a beautiful way. What’s in your life this season that informs and enhances your art-making? If you’re interested in learning more about making a collagraph print from mat board, here’s a link to a playlist of youtube videos on my channel. You’ll find …[Continue reading]

9
Nov

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Etching: Lilacs in an Amber Vase (& an inking and wiping video)

This etching is from an artist’s proof in an unprinted edition. (An Artists’ Proof is a test print, and they’re used as a reference to make adjustments to the plate, so that subsequent proofs will be printed, till the final print matches what the artist had in mind for the etching.)  The zinc plate for this etching (see the photo below) needs a few more dips in an acid bath to darken areas on the print. I don’t use acid in my studio, so the remaining work will require borrowed time in a fully equipped print studio. Etching can be a process-intensive rotation of successions, particularly if you …[Continue reading]

3
Feb

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Drypoint on Drafting Film or Dura-Lar: Kinship (and a Process video)

Kinship 7×5 drypoint engraving with watercolor Available in my Etsy Shop I’ve got a quick, fun experiment from the studio today, and I video taped the process & outcome so I could share the details with you in case it was a bust. 🙂 Several years ago, I read about an un-named artist making drypoint engravings (incised directly into the plate without the use of acid) on matte finish drafting film, which is a thin, flexible polyester sheet used like paper for drawing with colored pencil, pens, marker and an assortment of other media. The portrait above – Kinship – is my first test, …[Continue reading]

4
Dec

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Drypoint Mixed Media: Bird on her shoulder (& a drypoint technique video from Crown Press)

Bird on her shoulder 5 x 7 inch drypoint engraving with colored pencil (2nd AP) Sold I’ve fixed a little glitch in my rss feed, so you may have missed the last two posts, and news of a sale in my Etsy shop.  There are over 200 pieces of art to peruse, so click on over and have a look.   Use the code DECEMBERSALE during check-out in my shop for 20% off everything in the store till Christmas eve!    If you have any questions, leave them in the comments here, or email me directly.  And don’t forget to Subscribe via Email to this blog for fresh art delivered to your …[Continue reading]

14
Nov

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Drypoint: Bowman (new video: printing drypoint without a press)

Bowman  10.75 x 8 Drypoint with watercolor Available in my Etsy Shop Drypoint Printmaking I took my first printmaking class in 1983. I bought my first press in 2012. For the three decades in between, I borrowed time on friends’ presses, audited printmaking classes to get access to college presses, scoured ads for used presses, and tried every method suggested to make prints without a press. It’s no surprise then, that so many subscribers to this blog and my youtube channel have asked for tutorials on printmaking without a press. Drypoint without a Press I used this drypoint engraving (above) to demonstrate how …[Continue reading]

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