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This time I've been doing some printmaking... 
20th-Nov-2011 05:04 pm
...and not all beetles this time!
Printmaking has been a lot of fun to learn: reduction linocutting (left) and drypoint etching (right), have lots of potential. It's easy to get really graphic, hard-edged, striking prints with lino and conversely; really nice gloomy, glowering, murky effects with drypoint.

Polyphylla lime/lemon reduction printmy favorite drypoint print

We've just started screenprinting and then we're on to gum transfer, I'll try to post on those too.
21st-Nov-2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
Those are great! I took printmaking in college and absolutely adored it. I think my favorite plates to make were aquatint.
21st-Nov-2011 01:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, and mezzotint. Yesssss.
21st-Nov-2011 06:18 pm (UTC)
isn't mezzotint silly amounts of work? or can you buy pre-rocked plates now and stuff? *ignorant*
22nd-Nov-2011 03:52 am (UTC)
The way we pockmarked our plates, if I recall correctly, was to spray them with a very very thin coat of black spray paint. Like, lightly dust it. Then we put it in the acid bath. Then we removed the spray paint (I think it was spray paint but it was some sort of spray medium that would stay on the plate in the acid). We did this several times until we had a nicely "pocked" plate to start with. It was pretty easy from what I recall.
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