Today we turned our carvings into paintings. It sounds a little strange, a carving that becomes a painting. I took a few pictures so you could see the process. The first few that I did, did not turn out so well. The colors looked interesting, but the design didn’t show up as well as I’d hoped. On my last print, I decided to take some pictures for my blog, and I’m glad I did, because this one turned out the best of all of them.
To begin, you paint the entire back side of the mat with a color, and run it through the press with a sheet of paper. For this one I did hot pink.
After you wash the mat you paint the carved side with another color, I did black.
Then you put your paper, painted side down on top of the carving, and run it through the press again.
The cloth mats that are over the press are laid on top of the print as it goes through the press.
When it comes out, you peel off the paper and you have your final print!
I will eventually post pictures of all of them. I probably won’t get them back till the end of the semester though.
This will not be the only time we use print making, we are beginning work on another project which will use the same technique, but it is completely different.