November 2, 2010

Art Every Day ~ Deux

This is a printmaking plate I made with a piece of illustration board and white glue. The figure was drawn on the board, carved out with a craft knife and then sealed with glue. To create the swirly background bits, I twirled the tip of the glue bottle in the wet medium and let it dry overnight, before inking and printing.
The resulting print was created on etching paper with a sepia ink.
~ Detail ~
I love how the soft paper molds into the crevices of the plate, allowing the ink to fill in the shadows.

2 comments:

Jenny Blair said...

Wow! This is stunning and I am totally intrigued by how on earth you manage to create this...I know you described your process but my mind is still boggling :)
Beautiful!
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Jillayne said...

Oh my goodness, this is amazing! You make it sound so simple but I can't even imagine where to begin. What a simply beautiful piece this is Genevieve!! What is this technique called, or did you come up with it on your own?