jeudi 14 octobre 2010

Grump grump grump...

Today my creative space is grumpy. I have been trying out new materials for drypoint, as working on a shiny mirror kinda hurts my eyes. Yesterday's try-out was a "Schappa" plate. It's a kin d of platic, very soft, very bendable, with one smooth side and one matte side. The engraving was very pleasant, as you can draw in pencil on it and the drypoitn moves easily through the plastic. The printing however, was NOT.
2010-10-14
The one problem with the plate is that it is BLACK. And the ink is black as well ! So I never knew how much ink I was applying or wiping off, it was a nightmare. Byt some miracle, the first print I made (the one in the center) is somewhat okay. I want to re-work it a little, spruce it up with a little bit of color. The others ? I almost threw them in the trash right away. I was SO angry. Next week I'm giving the material one more chance : I'll try light colored ink (yellow or white) on a dark background. And I still have to try the matte side of the plate as well... but still, I'm so [censored] that the print didn't work out... I really, really loved the design. In fact, I may re-draw it on another medium.

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5 commentaires:

Chantal a dit…

The one that worked looks great. Really lovely "atmosphere" to it.
Shame about the others. I was making similar curses last night with my printing, but the process you were using sounds much more complex. Well done for giving it another shot. It looks worth it.

Star of the East a dit…

Arrrrggg the frustration!
Hope you'll find a perfect solution, of the best things come out of mistakes :)

Nauli a dit…

Very interesting experience. I will forward this to our friend, who might be even more interested.

Green Martha a dit…

@ Chantal : I reworked it some, and I'm not 100% happy with it still. Wiping is a "princess" process most of the time, this timeit was worse...
@ Star & Nauli : thank you !

X by Leina Neima a dit…

Hopefully it will work for you soon. But I like to see this process, newer tried something like that, really interesting and the picture looks wonderful.

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