carborundum prints


The second and third weeks of the printing course were spent learning how to make an image using two plates: one drypoint and one using carborundum grit. I loved this.

I took as my starting point the drawing below: it's one of a series of 'automatic' drawings/collages I did last spring. Not really being sure what I was doing or how it was going to turn out, I had a go at interpreting the darks and lights into drypoint, acrylic brushwork and carborundum grit, and you can see the results above. I was really pleased with it and feel there is a lot of potential for me here.


6 comments:

Sue said...

Love the organic shapes and monotone colours!

Gretel said...

Looking really good, I like the warm earthy ink tones you're getting.

Patricia G said...

I've long wanted to try carborundum printing. Your print looks great. I like the textures and tone you achieved. It's a shame you didn't take to lino. It is very much about drawing and line. Find your thing here though.

Toffeeapple said...

I am enjoying your new hobby as much as you are, I think! Love those new images.

coldfeetstudio said...

love your print. very cool. i particularly like the way it is cut off at the edges. also the colours.

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This is very different kind of printing technique. Your creativity shows in the painting. I love the monotones and the organic shapes you have created.