Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Editioning pages

Although I'm not sure yet how exactly I'm going to construct this book I do want a mixture of printed and mixed media pages. I thought I'd better see how easy it was to print a uniform set of images from two plates onto the handmade paper shapes.
The amount of moisture seems to be critical. Not enough and the image won't print clearly enough, too much and the plate refuses to part with the paper and I end up scraping it off. The differences in thickness between the papers doesn't help when trying to judge this.

But I finally managed 15 of each plus one or two not too mangled ones that I can experiment with.


  1. These look amazing Jac - I love the texture and the text together.

  2. What inks are you using, Jac? I had a major hissy fit with water-based(Speedball)ink and went back to the oils.Even so, it can take some fiddling!I look forward to seeing more.

    1. I'm using TN Lawrences etching ink, it's oil based. I thought about using a water based ink but I think the paper may contain too much moisture and the image may bleed.

  3. The two sets of prints look wonderful Jac.

  4. Oh, I love them! I hope you'll show us more.


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