Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Intaglio Printing - Printmaking


I was attending a recent art and craft fair and had the opportunity of trying Intaglio Printing. 
Lesley Boyd, Artist, brought her vintage printing press (above, my daughter had a go too) to show how it all works.
Firstly, I had to etch a design in to thick card.
The card was then sealed with French Polish (above), which gave it a yellowish colour

The card is then passed through a heavy roller and voila - this is the final image. 
The design is of bracken hedging.
I loved having a go and getting a better understanding of the process.  The print is now proudly framed and hanging in my house.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

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