Continuing to learn more printmaking techniques at Zea Mays! They average to a print a day (though the timeline wasn't quite that neat in reality, it's a good organizational structure ;) )
|"Temperance" tarot card, 6 x 4.5,"- I have always wanted to make a set :) |
Baldwin Ink Ground (hardened) on aluminum, etched with Copper Sulfate in 2 stages (9 and 3 minutes), then spit etched.
Printed with stiff Black ink on warm white Hahnemuhle paper
|My interpretation of "The Devil" tarot card|
Baldwin Ink Ground (hardened) on aluminum, etched with Copper Sulfate in 3 stages (7, 3, 1:5 minutes), then spit etched.
Printed with Renaissance Black ink on warm white Hahnemuhle paper
|Tiny tarot card of Death! I have always wanted to make one of these :)|
Baldwin Ink Ground (hardened) on aluminum, etched with Copper Sulfate in 3 stages (6, 3, 1:45 minutes), then spit etched.
Printed with bone black ink (haha!) on warm white Hahnemuhle paper
(waited for the ground to set overnight for less "foul biting" - those speckles in the background, and lowered the first etching time slightly)
I know, this seems like the odd (hu)man out at first, - I was learning about photopolymer printmaking with a photographic image. In the same vein of re-interpreting early Renaissance images - one idea was a contemporary take on the portrait of Baptista Sforza by Piero Della Francesca
Photopolymer plate in mixed warm brown (bone black, stick black, red, transparent base) on
Hahnemuhle paper warm white, 5 x 7"
|back to the tarot cards - "the Hanged Man" (at least I gave him a parrot to keep him company?)|
Photopolymer exposure of a pen and crayon drawing on Denril paper
mixed brown ink (yellow, red, stiff black and transparent base?) on Hahnemuhle paper, warm white, app 5 x 7"
Which brings us up to the present :). I'm taking some time off to share and support a major life event in the family (:)!!). More art to come next week!