Wednesday, 13 July 2011
My first Open Studio weekend went well. I sold a couple of my new balancing stone prints and I thought you'd like to see the process. The printing plates are made of card so they are easy to cut into shapes, so I thought I'd move away from the traditional rectangle and cut them into pebble shapes. I painted them with oils and carefully arranged them on the press. I had to place the paper on top of the plates very carefully as I was worried I might move the arrangement. But they all stayed roughly where I put them and I'm really pleased with the result. Only a little bit of watercolour was added to the final print to enhance the shadows. I printed seven with seven balancing pebbles and five with five pebbles.