“Nic @ Mac"
Artiste au travaille /Artist at work. ..
on the laptop
Sugar lift on copper,
Vernis au sucre sur cuivre,
chine collé, Papier Stonehenge
4" x 5"
Home made sugar syrup
Watersoluble Black ink
The image was drawn with a brush and sugar lift on an old copper plate.
I bit the plate in the same ferric bath that I bite zinc -Open Bite for 2 hrs 15 minutes.
I used the new coloured Stonehenge paper-"Kraft", and bright white Chinese rice paper for the chine, with Graphic Chemical Vine Black ink.
The story of Elephant and Moon is from a story Circle, a group of 6 writers each contributing a line, one after another. I edited slightly to run a bit smoother.
Photo copies from magazine collage and watercolour
This book is on "poetry paper" a proof of an etching by Alain Costaz folded into 'the secret garden' booklet.
I used a couple of sets of dollar store stickers, some collage and gel pens to write over the dork etching.
The words and pictures juxtapose creation ideas,and play with myths of the golden 'olden days'.
GZPS Hands on Mini Workshop (HOM)
Mittens & Poupées
Hands on Mini Workshop
Skill-building for Printmakers
Presented by Victoria Edgarr
May 7 2013,Tuesday Eve 7 to 9pm
Make a pair of your own ‘mittens’ from aluminum - to take home.
Learn Soaking, Crunching & Smoothing techniques to prepare Tarlatan for
· ink application (Poupées)
· plate wiping, etching, drypoint, collograph
· monoprint glazing, tinting
Materials for Mittens included
Stiff Tarlatan provided for demonstration
purchase your own at GZPS 40 x 44” $10.
you can bring a pencil & heavy scissors
GZPS Members $5, non-members $10.-
Our next Open House for Visions is July 28. The work is coming along fabulously, lots of different printmaking techniques and ways of interpreting the sites.
At the July Open House many of the artists will be present with their work and there will be Artist-printmaker Demonstrations.
1 pm Nic Vandergugten will print his Lino Cut "from Beacon Hill" on the screw press
2pm Kathy Guthrie will print using colour inks in the Stencil Monoprint technique, on the etching press
3pm Agnes Ananichuk will be working from Inageon plates Photo-Etching Printing -etching press
After 3 or 4 generations of drawing out the image to understand the details and essentials, I'm ready to make the transfer tracing to lay onto the soft grounded zinc plate.
I started the "last" one with 4 B pencil . The 4 B will transfer with out too much pressure- The graphite will lay down -the ground will not lift off. I won't use the press, I'll press with a pencil.
Which way is the right way?
Oops, I laid the graphite on the wrong side- Start again ...