Using off cuts of mat board the Akua ink is squeegeed into the rough surface created by the dry point stylus.I teach using strokes both north and south and east and west to ensure the lines have been filled. The use of a cotton bud to apply small areas of other colours and also to polish areas that need to be clear (they look white).
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.