debbie little wilson
Well, it was brought to my attention how neglectful I have been of my blog… so this is for you, Earnie….
I thought I would post some photos of what has kept me so busy…
I did some drawings and then transferred them to a sheet of plexiglas.. With a dremel tool, I etched the drawing onto the plexiglas…
After I inked and wiped my plate.. this is what it looked like….
Next I painted the background with printers ink and scratched around on it and spattered … Then I laid it on my printing press bed….
Then I put glue on the back of the pieces of handmade papers that I had cut out to fit onto the plate…..
Then I placed the pieces of paper onto the plate with the glue side up…. This is a booger to do because you want the papers placed just right..
Then I place a dampened piece of printing paper over the whole thing…. lay the blankets on top of it all and run it through the press. The pressure of the rollers will transfer what is on the plate onto the paper….
After I pull the paper off of the plate, I let it dry under blotters.. Once it is completely dry, I hand color it to finish it off…
and this one ended up looking like this…..
I titled this piece Before Woodstock.… mainly because the logo from Woodstock had a bird on the tip of a guitar… Oh, the paper on the banjo is from a vintage sheet of music… The total size of the image is 18 inches by 18 inches…
After I get back from doing the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado…..It is my plan to work even BIGGER
that is it for now….