Monday, February 06, 2017
Using My Car to Print Intaglio Plates
I saw something on another blog and I will be going to fetch it--to show you--as soon as I am reminded as to where it is located. If I am remembering it correctly it is opposite of this photo. The flowers are made up of millions of black French knots and the background in a dirty white. Sort of like intaglio. And I love intaglio. I was very good at making etching plates in college. An A grade for every semester I took intaglio printing.
IF buying a press was something the average person could do and if having the very toxic and hard to clean up inks around was not a danger to my lungs then the acids for etching etc would be. I had wondered, in a MacGyver sort of way if I could print etchings by driving my car tires over the plate and paper and blanket layers--- many many times to pull a good print.
This is how my mind works.
Instead I think I will use fabric and make French knots and see how it goes. I will use a black, white and washed out grey white for the colors.
Today I had a coffee date with my walking buddy. Too cold out for me to walk. My lungs react badly to breathing in cold air. To cheer myself up, I purchased a chocolate croissant. Yummy. And so full of chocolate--not like the skimpy one I got at Whole Foods. Right here in my town. Now to see how long I can stay away from them..........
I went to look for the other image and I don't have it.
We finished watching the "explicit" variation of Good Behavior from TNT. Why are the cable networks so stuck on 10 episodes per season???? Now we wait until November I guess for season two. "Explicit" was much like listening to my work colleagues talking to each other. The language and subject matter is/was shocking for my ancient ears. But, sadly, familiar.