Sunday, January 19, 2014

Photopolymer printmaking

The third kind of printmaking we explored with the Printmaking Sisters, Robin and Annie Day, was photopolymer.

Essentially a sensitised plate is exposed to the sun with an image on it... and the UV etches the image onto the plate. Sounds simple... well there is a lot in the process and timing to contend with. The sisters were great in guiding us every step of the way, and I was pleased with these experiments. Again, I was looking at different subjects to see what effects I could get.

 Below, the top image is what was held against the sensitised plate - a combination of drawing and paper stuck onto the translucent paper
And below is a print from the plate that was made

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