The eziKut plastic printing plate was carved and printed to display the qualities of line possible using the High grade carving tools. Here you can see a print, a ghost print and the trimmed printing plate in Anais's hand.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The trip to Tangimoana resulted in this lovely rendition of the features of this magical place. Smoked kahawai backbone is always a favourite and Anais has illustrated the technique beautifully.
This Journal started off as a slim book with empty pages. After Anais has worked on it with her art works, clippings, attatchments, drawings, diagrams, notes, poems and text it needed some repair! Now strengthened with a dark blue vinyl spine.
Reductive carving and printing displayed in this impressive collage.
Carving techniques explained in this landscape page using eziKut print plate.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Gary Whiting set up this exhibition of his father's lino prints at the Women's life Style Expo in Palmerston North. Panorama view, Paikea series, Hatupatu series, some sea food gathering prints out of the 8 available. These prints have all been printed by John Brebner at Homeprint.
In our WWOOFing programme at Homeprint, Allison and I are keen to share our knowledge of organic gardening, food gathering as well as teaching creative skills using the large collection of 'Book Art' equipment. Here we have driven the 35 minutes out to Tangimoana, where the Rangitikei River meets the sea. We often catch kahawai or yellow eyed mullet. These two fish are usually around 2 kg and make a wonderful healthy meal. Egg and bread crumb fillets and smoked back bone are the main ways we prepare this sweet, fresh, fish for tea.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
The eziKut printing plates. A stack of new plate and a little completed carving.So easy to carve with sharp tools. Inks up very well, prints perfectly and cleans up with a damp cloth if you are using water based inks. Just dry off with a piece of newsprint and roll on a new colour.
I promised to carry out a test of transfer printing for St Mary's College.
The results were clear. I used my hp inkjet printer to produce some images onto photocopy paper.
I then tried two different techniques. One, I sprayed the image with the cleaner and put it through the yellowXpress 5000 onto art paper. Two, I soaked the art paper with a spray of the cleaner and applied pressure with the yellowXpress 5000 onto the image. To help the contact I used a rubber blanket between the paper and the bed of the press.
From the results you can see the Glass cleaner 'Mr Muscle', was probably the best followed by the 'Green Works', followed by 'Eco Citris'. The whiteboard cleaner was useless!
This process needs gives a mirror image and needs to have the student apply further techniques such as drawing, painting, or printmaking into the work to make it their own.