Whilst waiting for the silver ink on my last set of prints to dry I considered this piece of C18th green silk damask and the frayed edges of metal threads emerging from the weave. Still thinking about it, ideas are rumbling around my mind, maybe for a while yet. How do I create the unravelling metal threads on my printing plate?
Following on from my last blog I have embossed the recesses for the fragments for a short concertina book with one printed fragment inside and another to hold five fragments.
The fragments have now been placed in position and I have brought them all into the house so that they can dry quicker.
And now I need to make the decisions regarding the covers and the panels to the reverse.
So meanwhile whilst waiting for the prints to dry I returned to my sketchbooks to look at ‘Fragments’ from a different angle.
I worked with the print and the plate from these two notebook pages, not glamorous, but instructive pages. (feel quite brave showing the utility of my precious notebooks which are a cornerstone of my everyday)
I worked out these plates, and a couple more, the longest side is 9cm and they are ready to print.
We, like many parts of the UK have had terrible weather, storms and snow over the past few weeks, which I have found distracting, so to have made some progress is pleasing, especially as Printfest, where I have a stand, is only a few weeks away.