I’ve managed to do the process from plate making through to printing using easily accessible materials. The only specialist thing it needs is printing ink (I’m using Caligo, I have some that’s been in the cupboard for ages, I don’t especially like using it but it will be easy to clean up at the end of the session).
The plates are made from old photos. Different tones are added using masking tape, sellotape and sticky labels. These are all relatively non porous so the plates don’t need sealing. Lines can be carefully incised with a knife or scratched with a darning needle.
The plates are printed using a pasta maker (does this count as easily accessible?)
These are the examples I worked up, plates and prints.
They are a bit red but I have a lot of this colour and I want to keep as large a range as possible available for the workshop.
Now I have to see if this is possible to do with a group in the time I’ve got.