This blog started out as my experiments in quilting and surface design but now it shows my prints and my doodles and my books too! Can't stop having fun!
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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.