Print 1. Project 2: Printing using masks

Creating positive and negative images using masks.

Note: Where I have written ‘wet’ next to the paper type and weight it means that the paper has been immersed in a tray of water then dried between towels leaving it damp, before printing on it.

P2-Mask1Left & right: Awagami Hosho 80gsm, wet.  The right image is the second (ghost) printing.
Blue/black.

P2-Mask3Left: Coffee stained Mulberry paper 85gsm, wet.  Right: Gyokuryu rice paper, dry. Ghost print.
Blue/black.

P2-Mask2Left: Cartridge paper 110gsm, wet.  The mask covering the eagle was removed with tweezers before taking the print.  Unfortunately it looks like a small amount of oil has not been mixed into the paint sufficiently and it has created bleeds.  Right: Awagami Hosho 80gsm, wet.  The mask covering the outer portion of the print area (i.e. not the eagle) was removed and a print taken.  You can see where the plastic paper buckled slightly causing some patterning around the bird.
Blue/black

P2-Mask4Left: Coffee stained Mulberry paper 85gsm, wet.  Right: Mont Marte watercolour paper 190gsm, wet. Ghost print.  Centre: Cartridge paper 110gsm, wet.  The surrounding mask was removed before printing.  Same oil bleed issue.
Sepia.

P2-Mask5Left: Mingeishi Grey (no weight specified, but light weight), dry.  Right: Cartridge paper 110gsm, dry. Ghost print.  Centre: Bamboo 145gsm, wet.  The surrounding mask was removed before printing.  The oil paint used for these prints was thinned a little too much, hence the interesting edging effect around the eagle.  When the plastic paper is removed it leaves a fabulous texture in the oil paints as it doesn’t absorb any of the paint.
Orange – mix of Hansa yellow light and napthol scarlet.

P2-Mask6Eagles reverse direction.
Left: Gyokuryu rice paper, dry.  Right: Mont Marte watercolour paper 190gsm, dry. Ghost print.  Centre: Cartridge paper 110gsm, dry. The eagle mask was removed with tweezers before printing.
Orange – mix of Hansa yellow light and napthol scarlet.

P2-Mask7Change of template shape, to hunting eagle.
Left: Canson watercolour paper 200gsm, dry.  Very poor result.  Right: photocopy paper 80gsm, dry. Ghost print.  Centre: Arches 250gsm, wet.  The surrounding mask was removed before taking the print.
Hansa yellow light.

P2-Mask8Above: Arches 250gsm, wet.  Oil paint was rolled on to a print plate but the plate had picked up a couple of dog hairs.  So the plate was lightly wiped with my fingers and a piece of paper hand-towel, removing quite a bit of paint and creating patterns.  A mask in the shape of an eagle was overlaid.  Paint along the top edge was rubbed away with a cloth and some light scribbles added.  A small knot of paper towel was used to remove paint to give the impression of plants or foliage on the right, and some scribbling with a plastic handle was added to the bottom left hand corner.
Hansa yellow light plus a touch of napthol scarlet.

P2-Mask9Left: Arches 250gsm, wet.  Right: Cartridge paper 110gsm, dry. Ghost print.
Quinacridone red with a touch of ultramarine blue.

 

 

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About Claire B

A passionate embroiderer, a printmaker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I'm a perpetual student and love learning and participating in everything creative.
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4 Responses to Print 1. Project 2: Printing using masks

  1. Great to see your explorative approach with different papers, colour etc. Effective results.

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