Star Magnolia's Profile
What is printmaking?
An image is created in ink on a surface ('plate'). A sheet of paper is laid over the inky plate and pressure is applied so that the ink transfers to the paper. The paper is peeled off and 'Hey Presto!' a print has been made.
A printmaker isn't the same as a printer who does more hi-tec stuff. Printmaking can get hellishly complicated but generally it is a ve-r-ry slow process. Lots of stages have to be gone through - designing the plate, making the plate, checking, preparing the ink and paper etc. Lots of opportunities to ruin it all. That's why it has to be slow, and the mess you wouldn't believe.
As a matter of fact, my favourite printmaking innovation isn't related to the print but cleaning up afterwards. I use cooking oil -no need for nasty white spirits. Nothing new there,…
- Born on March 20
- Joined December 1, 2009