We spent a fun day printing the plates intaglio style using my Akua inks and my Xcut machine.
We did some printing with 2 colours, but when dry, the prints can also be handcoloured.
|Some of Wendy's plates, ready to print with.|
|Ngaire printing using the Xcut.|
We had to keep adjusting the pressure for the different
thicknesses of the plates, depending on how
much material had been glued to the plate.
|Ngaire's plate, revealing her print.|
|Ngaire's print on eco-dyed paper.|
The subtle background colour looked beautiful with the blue ink.
2 of the leaves were glued to the plate vein side up
so their vein patterns were captured in the printing process.
|Karin's print using a finely woven doily|
glued to cardboard and sealed.
It was tricky for her to get the ink even,
but produced an interesting print.
|Wendy's banksia collagraph on rusted text paper.|