|Whale & Mermaid 9x6 Collagraph & Drypoint on BFK Rives paper|
So, here is my first investigation - Whale & Mermaid: an under-print from a mat board collagraph, inked in transparent color - via a la poupee, with an overprint from a plexiglass drypoint for detail & texture. I documented my progress on a video (linked below). The edition of eleven prints is available unframed in my Etsy Shop.
Have you layered various methods of printmaking? Woodcut over silkscreen? Drypoint over aquatint? If so, what have you found that works best, and what should we all avoid? Please share in the comments.
|Pulling the drypoint portion of the print|
|Pulling the mat board collagraph portion of the print|
|Experimenting with mixed printmaking methods|
|Engraving the drypoint on a sheet of plexiglass|
You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.