Design Play: Exercise 5 – Textures – Part 2

‘Other World’ Print Plates

In my post of 18th January I looked at both internal and external textures with a view to planning my Other World project print plates.  The aim is to produce several small prints to be mounted as a set for my husband who loves space travel, the idea of ‘out there’ and science fiction that might even become reality one day (frankly, I can’t wait for the era of ‘Beam me up, Scottie’).

So, if you’ve been following my blog recently you will see it slowly starting to come together.  I’ve created 3 collagraph plates and printing trials are underway.  Here’s a look at, and explanation of, each of the plates (for those printmakers amongst you).  If you’re not a printmaker, over the next few weeks you can enjoy trying to identify in which print each of the plates has been used.

PLATE 1

Mountboard, scrim, cardstock, carborundum suspended in PVA glue, shellac sealant

Inspiration:

Citrus peel soap (from Lush – everyone should try this!), rubber non-slip table covering, lacy curtains.

PLATE 2

Mountboard, embossed paper filled with modelling paste to stop collapsing, scrim, fabric trim, modelling paste, masking tape, shellac sealant

Inspiration:

Calendar photo, image of the week 14/1/2019.

PLATE 3

Mountboard, burned Tyvek, thick modelling paste, shellac sealant

Inspiration:

Top left, clockwise: polystyrene, rain droplets on fire grass, water drops on sink drainer, shallow water over rippled sand at the beach.

PLATES 4 & 5

Both plates: 400 grade sandpaper, light shellac sealant

Inspiration:

An innovative way to make ‘aquatint’ solid print plates by using sealed sandpaper instead.

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About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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4 Responses to Design Play: Exercise 5 – Textures – Part 2

  1. kath says:

    some interesting outcomes there! I like Plate 2 – like an abstract landscape

  2. Pingback: Design Play: Exercise 5 – Textures – Part 3 | TactualTextiles

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