The weekend after the "Prints by Southwest" opening at the South Broadway Cultural Center...
opening on April 20th
The workshop was conducted at
showing and discussing
Prints by Workshop Participants
Because most people want color, Pavel Acevedo devised a way to add color to relief prints using a monoprint method.
"Transfer Print" -- The first print will be used to later transfer the image onto an acrylic plate. Mostly we made this print on cheap newsprint, since this print is temporary.
onto a small square area on a glass slab,
until it has the right sticky sizzle/cackle sound,
before applying to the linoleum surface
Getting a temporary "transfer" print from the linoleum sheet
Later, Pavel found it easier to use a
burnishing by hand,
to make the "transfer" print onto newsprint paper
Pavel lays a thin piece of acrylic
on top of the fresh (not dried) "transfer" print,
and rolls that through the press
Pavel holds up
the thin acrylic sheet
after he transferred the image to it
with the press
Applying baby powder (talc) to the acrylic plate,
to dry the ink.
Rub in lightly with one's hands.
Pushing off the excess baby powder
lightly with a cloth
(note the image is still on the acrylic plate)
Adding Color -- Pavel used Akua intaglio inks to roll colors onto the acrylic (monoprint) plate. Cleans up with water or alcohol. Oil inks work as well.
Used the Akua intaglio ink,
scooping it out of the jar with a spatula
Applying color ink with a small roller on the acrylic sheet
(the inked image is dried with baby powder,
and shows through while inking)
Finished acrylic plate
with just rolled red ink
(over "dried" talcum powdered image)
Going over the black image is ok,
since the overlapped red won't show in the final print
Monoprint First -- On good paper, Pavel laid an acrylic sheet the size of the paper (9 x 12 in), and then ran them both through the press, to transfer the image onto the acrylic plate. Note again, he did not transfer the image directly from an inked lino block to the acrylic sheet.
Printing the colored acrylic plate
Key Color Second -- Pavel places and registers the red monoprint over the linoleum block, inked with the black key color, and runs both through the press to create the final print.
The registration template,
is always a mystery to me
Pavel will flip the colored print,
and place it over the inked linoleum sheet,
and run it through the press
Viola! A finished 2 color relief print masterpiece!
Two variations of colored prints,
next to the linoleum sheet
Satisfying color relief print!