The class at Hampen have been very excited about the results of silk aqua tint plates this term.
Allsorts of things have been painted and dribbled onto chiffon plates to create tonal variations, from Hammerite to Bostike. Inking them up in one colour has shown the variety of marks that can be achieved.
But this week the plates have been inked up using simultaneous colour printing.
This was a method of inking intaglio plates developed by Stanley William Hayter. Also known as viscosity inking.
The process gives a rich exciting look to the work.
From simple intaglio inking,
to the addition of simultaneous colour printing.
The difference from one method
to the other is amazing, making work rich and three dimensional.
Simple yet effective. I can't wait to see what the group will develop next.
I am running a 2 day silk aqua tint workshop 9-10 November, there are now 2 places left.