Ink Interaction: Making the Most of Akua Intaglio Inks with Catherine Kernan, guest artist at Susan Rostow’s Brooklyn Studio
January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 12, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Layers of color on a single printing plate make gorgeous monotypes and monoprints. Learn how to modify Akua Intaglio inks for a myriad of effects.
Modifying the viscosities of inks leads to results unachievable any other way. Just as peanut butter will not stick to jelly, a loose ink will reject a stiff ink. This is true of traditional oil inks as well as newer, soy oil-based Akua Intaglio inks. Exploiting ink interactions yields multi-color prints from a single plate, and naturally leads to sequences of related images.
Stacking layers of ink on one plate rather than separated on multiple plates, eliminates the need for multiple runs. With resists used as stencils, contrasting colors can be dropped in next to each other. Parts of an image can be protected from an over roll, and viscosities can give new dimension to relief blocks, stamps, texture tools, and cutout stencils.
This workshop will introduce and deepen your understanding of how to mix, modify, and use inks to their full potential.
Beginners and advanced printmakers are welcome.
For questions and registration contact:
phone: 646 284 7641