Thursday, December 15, 2011

Queen Lucy

Polymer Gravure with Chin Collé, 8x10"

I've been busy with printmaking the last couple of weeks; here are some pieces I did at Flatbed Press in Austin today. It's a lengthy process. First the original art is created (in this case, a drawing done with layers of ink wash). The art is scanned and made into a positive transparency. The transparency is exposed onto a light-sensitive printing plate, which is then inked and run through a printing press. The bottom image is a straight print and the top one is called a chin collé print (a fancy term meaning Chinese collage). I cut out Lucy's shape from the red paper and dusted the back with a powdered glue. When run though the press, the colored paper is embedded into the printmaking paper and you can't tell that it's a collage. LOVE it! I'm having so much fun with the process.




4 comments:

silvina said...

Very cool! The black and white image looks so striking against the red pattern.

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks! I am enjoying playing with different patterns and colors for a background-can't wait to try some more after the holidays.

dnd said...

I love Lucy!

Leslie Sealey said...

Thanks! : )