First it was all about quilting and then dyeing and then I started making books and zentangling and drawing. Now I have given up on limiting myself and this is all about my creative journey. Hope you'll join me on my journey and invite me on yours!
Before Beth and I started to make our hard cover books, we tried some intaglio printing. Intaglioo printing is when you ink up a plate, wipe off as much ink as possible, and then print. What appears on the paper is the ink left in the recesses of the plate. Here are the collagraph plates (one front and one back) I made using cardboard from a Girl Scout cookie box and modeling paste.
We inked up the plates, wiped off the ink using first pages from an old phone book and then a tarleton.
We tried printing it with my pin press but we could not apply enough pressure to print the recesses. Beth then tried her pasta roller.