MOULDED PRINTS Play Day Wed April 12th with Judy Barass
A good turnout for a great play day. Many thanks Judy for your time and expertise in showing us all this great technique. Everyone brought along a print with oil based ink and as shown in the photo below (as demonstrated by Judy) the print was rubbed off the paper of the print.
The paper from the back of the print was placed in the blender with water. Then squeezed out until still damp as shown below
The print was placed around the outside of the dish then lined with muslin and then the blended paper pulp pushed on the inside of the muslin as shown below
Some lovely examples below of the finished moulded prints. Many thanks to Victoria for taking the photographs.
Thank you to the wonderful band of helpers Dale, Di, Gabi, Bronwyn, Rita, Lorraine, Glenda, Giuliana and Judy.
My favourite moments were when Amy, who was first comer on the day and totally entranced with printmaking, starting becoming one of the facilitators and showing others what to do after an hour or so. And the wonderful little girl who had just the right muscles for using the barren.
Christmas come just once a year and it’s a time to celebrate friendship, good cheer, and printmaking, and a time to have a jolly good feast and a lot of fun.
Thank you to our wonderful hostess Gabi who set up a beautiful open air restaurant in her garden and made sure everything went well.
The food was great, as was the company.
And after the feast came the eagerly awaited annual print swap. A feast of lovely ideas and techniques. It can be a little hard to get in to the crush to get your set of prints, but it’s well worth it, and then you settle down to look at the spoils.
Thank you to everyone who participated. Getting the edition done on time is not always easy, but the rewards are great.
And then it’s time for pavolova!!!
What a great bunch of printmakers. Thanks for a lovely lunch. See you on January 18th 2017.
It’s what printmaking is all about, multiple copies from one matrix, but executing a perfect edition is one of the hardest things to master.
We decided on an edition of 20 for our Christmas swap and that’s a tall order for beginning printmakers or those who have chosen a complicated process, but it’s a great learning process and it’s going to be fun seeing and talking about the prints while we feast on Christmas goodies at Gabi’s house on the 7th December.
Meanwhile Rachel is experimenting with her first dry point plates, with mixed success but a lot of determination.
And Judy and Victoria have been in the big metropolis of Toowoomba learning the technique of waterless lithography. Expect to be offered a workshop next year when they have perfected their skills.
Standing room only had us thinking about how we can find a bigger venue for our print get togethers, but monoprints were a great activity that allowed everyone a little creative space to experiment and make their own individual mess. Some great results and some learning curves.
We welcomed back out treasurer and fellow group convenor Giuliana who spent the whole morning trying to sort out our messy book keeping, and two new members Rita and Christina – Welcome!