This technique is the most direct way of creating an original print using a needle on to a metal plate. The marks made create a burr in the metal which gives the print its rich, velvety quality. Carborundum printmaking is a collagraph process in which the image is created on the plate by painting carborundum (an abrasive grit) mixed with an acrylic medium or glue. Once dried the plate is inked, wiped and printed with an etching press in the same manner as other intaglio plates. Since the carborundum mixture is built up on the plate, the paper embosses when going through the press creating a rich velvety surface. The plates are strong and can be printed many times. It is a very versatile medium that can be used to achieve painterly mark- making as well as crisp, detailed imagery.
During this two day course there will be the opportunity to enhance your images by printing the plate using the traditional method of chine collé. Chine collé is a special technique to allow the printmaker to print on a much more delicate surface, such as Japanese paper, or to provide a background colour or texture behind the image that is different from the surrounding backing sheet.
Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 11am – 4 pm
£100 or £90 for members
To book a place or to request more details please contact:
Studio Eleven Gallery. 12 Humber Street, Fruitmarket, Hull. 01482 229600
Or email firstname.lastname@example.org