Queen LucyPolymer 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.