I made these two postcards in April 2020, by using the transfer print process as explained by my friend Diane Podolsky, though I use a modified version involving waxed paper (I know I’ve described it somewhere but if you want details let me know and I’ll do it again!)
I love the feathery look the printed lines have.
So you used wax paper as the paper you printed on? I love the look! XO
No, I printed on regular paper but the “plate” was waxed paper. I put paint on the waxed paper and then turn it on to the paper, and then use whatever tool to draw with. The wax paper holds the paint well, it rolls out evenly, and does not absorb it. That is why I like it.
I like the quality of these prints. There’s a sort of ethereal and haunting atmosphere to them. I adore that sullen cat in the second piece.
Yes, the word ethereal does describe the effect, the lines are pretty clear but disintegrating, almost, and then there are the random smudges and so on. You also can get different effects depending on what you use to draw with.
Thank you. This is a really easy technique that makes beautiful images and you never quite know what will happen with each one (which I like).
I love this too. Got a lot to explore ‘re printing. I love your link too and now following. I am struggling with what I would like to produce but sure getting inspired.
Thank you. I love this print technique and it makes such unusual results, very soft and yet well-defined. And it is so easy to do with materials at hand.