Yellow Studio sketchbook
Over the last couple of days I have done some proof prints experimenting with the colour plate in my latest attempts at adding colour to my etchings. This is basically using a piece of cardboard printed as either a mono-print or collotype with the black etched copper plate printer over the top. In each of the above I have experimented with creating different surfaces either by:
peeling away layers/areas of cardboard
painting glue onto the surface to create raised lines
gluing a different surface to the cardboard, in this case wet and dry glass paper
simply painting colour onto the surface
Although interesting in their own right, none of these images suited the effect I initially wanted in the final print so I stuck with the simplest method of dabbing some colour onto the cardboard surface and then gently wiping it back. This resulted in a more satisfying image as the colour doesn't compete so much with the lines which I felt was the problem using the other methods.