Monday, August 3, 2009
"Littlest Print" Exchange
Latest exchange project in the works. An edition of 50 due by September first means that I need to settle on an idea and follow through. The maximum paper size is 3.5" X 3.5" so I'm letting the image bleed off the edges.
I used Photoshop to create an image based on scanned sketches and photographs. The Solarplate was first exposed to an aquatint screen and then the transparency. Here it is inked up. I use a felt wrapped block wrapped in phone book pages to wipe the plate. There is a piece of magnetic material taped to my work surface which holds the plate down. I find this really helpful, especially when the plate is so small.