Printing with water-colour

I’ve spent a week playing with water-colour paints, exploring how they can be transferred to print paper outside of the normal landscape or still-life painting arena.  In the past I’ve gone down the traditional route of water-colour painting and haven’t found it works for me but as I have the supplies I thought it would be interesting to see how they could be incorporated into art pieces that use my print making skills.

So, initially I’ve been looking at what effects I can achieve with water-colour.  Later I’ll start overprinting with oil-based inks through a printing press.

Variable water effects, directly on to paper

Dribbled paint on plastic & paper

Dribbling + water-soluble crayons on plastic & paper

Dribbling + stencils on plastic & paper

Stencils on paper

Dribbling and drawing with water-soluble crayons & pencils on plastic & paper

An interesting exercise and it’s given me food for thought about where to go next with this idea.


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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