Print 1. Project 3: Further multicolour printing

Using the candle image.

Print1-P3-candle1This image from the previous section didn’t come out terribly well so I decided to use it as a base to add more layers.

I thinned my light yellow ink and printed a light wash over the entire piece.Print1-P3-candle2  The idea is to try to create a candle-lit impression.

It’s  mixed well with the pale blue below and has already brightened the original image.

Print1-P3-candle3I cut more masks and created a yellow/orange print placed to indicate the spread of light from the flame.

The next layer was cut forming a moth and the shadow of the candle and base.Print1-P3-candle4

The piece is starting to take on some life now.

The final layer was cut to add a deeper shadow in the lower areas which lie outside the light beam.  Initially I was going to use black over parts of the grey but decided this was too harsh so mixed a charcoal grey instead.

This was lightly printed by hand so I obtained a grainy transfer over the grey.




About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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