Brain Clutter: Plate 1

New project

I’ve had a lot going on recently and have felt a little overloaded with thoughts, conflicts and noise – all internally. My new project, being created as an extension of my recent collagraphs, aims to document some of this brain clutter.

Each print plate will start with a 5″ x 12″ piece of Enviromount upon which I will build surfaces as well take away areas, thereby creating a range of textural surfaces. Gels and mediums will be used to add tonal variety and, well, whatever they bring on the particular day I pick them up.

Each plate will be created on spec, no advance planning, no drawing and no right or wrong direction. A few tweaks may be required to create unified imagery but other than that they will be what they will be. The aim is a brain dump of some of my brain clutter.

Plate 1

I should have taken the photo prior to printing but in my new unplanned working mode I forgot. Maybe next time. Needless to say, as some of the surface was unsealed inks have stained sections making it hard for the viewer to distinguish materials used. You’ll just have to try from my list below.

Materials: micaceous iron oxide, adhesive aluminium tape, a range of light to medium weight papers cut to shape and overlapped, Lutradur, teabags, gloss medium, pva glue.

The majority of the plate has had items adhered to it but some lines have been cut from the Enviromount to create hollows.

Print

Materials: 250gsm BFK Rives paper, Charbonnel etching ink; Bone Black, Sanguine, Deep Yellow.

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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