Julie McIntyre - Canadian Fibre Artist

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This week we tried lift printing. First the students rolled up their plexiglass plates fully with ink. We are using Caligo Safe Wash Oil Based Ink with magnesium carbonate to tighten the ink, so it is less greasy, but dries slowly. 


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Students then placed a sheet of kozo paper over their inked plate and drew on the back with their pencil. In essence, the pencil is their press.


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To create a "bonus print", immediately after removing their paper from their plate, they put a new sheet down and used a baren or hockey puck to transfer the ink from plate to paper. The results was a negative image of their drawing.


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Here are some of the lift and bonus prints.

 


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