Remarque/New Grounds Print Workshop
March 16 @ 10:00 am - March 17 @ 5:00 pm
In this innovative workshop, you’ll learn how to use digital images or drawings on polyester film to create a carborundum collagraph. This vastly expands the creative possibilities for carborundum printmaking, in which plates are normally created by painting with acrylic medium and adding carborundum grit.
This technique uses a light-sensitive film adhered to screenprinting mesh (often referred to as “EZ film”). This film is exposed to a positive transparency in a light exposure unit, and any unexposed film is washed out with water. To make the plate, Akua’s Carborundum Gel is pushed through the holes in the exposed mesh onto clear acrylic. Plates are inked up with Akua Intaglio or other suitable ink, and printed on an etching press on dampened paper.