All week I’ve been watching my class mates post their prints from our online gelatin printmaking class. I confess to a certain amount of envy as I have been busy with work and family life. I was still busy today, went to the studio anyway.
I’m a bit behind on assignments, hoping to catch up a bit this weekend. For the layering of shape prints, I chose 3 colors: graphite, gold, and Indian red. I also used some of my better paper, although I’m running out. I believe it’s a lightweight version of Rives BFK. Cream. It’s supple and thin and perfect for gelatin printing. Some of these stencils are older, a mix of mylar and coated paper.
I could work with registration a bit to even out the edges, but I sort of like the overlap and the unevenness of the aging plate. Not a perfect rectangle. Also here I forgot how thick the stencil on the left was, later I worked harder to regain the detail on her face.