Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Printing with tissue paper

I am trying to prepare for an artist's book event at the end of February, and I am busy creating a range of books. It is great fun trying new book making techniques and styles. This one has a character who says unpleasant things and is duplicitous, speaking with many tongues.

Whilst working I have rediscovered printing with tissue paper. This is the unfixed, cheap tissue paper that loses its colour when wet. creating an uneven print with all the appeal of happy mistakes. I cut out stencils place them on the drawing paper paint them with water and leave them to allow the ink to be released before peeling the tissue paper away.