All posts tagged ‘printmaking

Glue it Tuesday: Printmaking Color Tests

Good morning! I’m joining in Glue it Tuesday this week with some color tests for my printmaking class. I created a few linoleum blocks with simple textures, and my plan is to tear them all up and sew them back together for the final project. I brought the blocks home with me, and worked on […]

Printmaking: Aquatint

Hello! Today I’m sharing the last printmaking project from my winter quarter class. If you read my last post on etching, you might have gathered that I did not immediately take to intaglio. Even though I was super excited about using the aquatint process for the this project, I unfortunately again had a hard time […]

Printmaking: Etching on Copper

I’ve just finished up my first printmaking class, so I’ll be sharing my last two projects this week. This is project #3, and it’s the replacement print for my first plate that was a little bit of a disaster. In contrast, this image came about a little more easily. I transferred the small thumbnail sketch […]

Project Life: Week 7 (2013)

I’m sharing my Project Life week seven pages today. These have been in a state of almost done for a couple of weeks. I’m now officially three weeks behind. I think this weekend I’m going to do something to switch it up a little bit and finish the last three weeks all together so I […]

Printmaking: Misadventures in Copper Etching

After I started my first printmaking class, I fell head over heels for relief printmaking. I loved carving linoleum, loved the end results, loved everything about it. Me + printmaking = ♥ And then came etching. To start, I had to go to three stores to find copper plates. The plates were expensive! Then, the […]

Printmaking: Reduction Linocut Print

Today I’m sharing the process of creating my first reduction linoleum block print from sketchbook to final print. A reduction print is made using one block (in this case linoleum) that you carve multiple times, printing in between each carving. This is a lovely step by step example. It’s also called a “suicide print”. Once […]

Printmaking: Project #1

Printmaking project #1 is complete! Our objective was to create a print that had a good balance of white and black. For class on Saturday, I need to turn in six of my best prints. I laid all of the prints on my bed tonight to whittle it down to the best six (out of […]

Project Life: Week 5 (2013)

It feels like this year is already flying by! I can’t believe I’m already finished with week five of Project Life. I did a lot of handwriting this week because I wanted to get the spread done quickly. It’s more important to finish this every week than it is to get too fancy. I think […]

Project Life: Week 3 (2013)

I’m still loving filling little pockets for Project Life in week three! Honestly, I’m pretty impressed by anyone who does this weekly in a larger album. It’s sometimes hard for me to fill seven little pockets, but maybe as I continue to work on this I’ll get better at taking more photos and writing down […]

Daily Pattern Challenge: January Update

I’m about two weeks into the January daily pattern challenge. When I started carving stamps this month, I thought I would like doing it, but didn’t realize how fast I would fall for the process. Pulling back the stamp from the first imprint is always like magic. For someone who tends toward being a control […]