The waterbased ink is rolled out onto the glass and spread so the ink is even in texture and has an even hissing sound. Then use a roller full of ink and roll that out on another section of clear glass. This thinned down ink is what we need for inking up the experimental textured surfaces. Ink can be thinned down with a transparent base other wise use this thinner coating with the lighter colours.
The drying rack was full very quickly with many different examples of textures and overprinting as background templates.
Married to Allison for 45 years, 3 sons, David, Russell and Paul. I have been primary school teaching in New Zealand for 32 years and for the last 11 years have been developing a Book Art Studio, Library, Art Gallery and substantial warehouse of printmaking equipment and materials. We have a Letterpress Printing and Bookbinding Museum that is a working collection. I have invented an A4 relief printing press and an A3 hydraulic printing press that I manufacture and sell throughout New Zealand with sales into 5 countries overseas. Allison and I have written, illustrated, set, printed, bound and published over 100 titles of artist books.