My Surfaces: Printmaking Journal

printmaking -journal cover

printmaking -journal cover

 

This is the cover of one of my Printmaking  journals.  As you can see, I really went to town on this!  The techniques used are collage, layering and drawing.

print-journal-detail-1

print-journal-detail-1

 

I am very fond of silver and gold pens and can doodle for hours with these.  Mark making was done with whatever was at hand.  Layers were build up with tissue paper.  I love building layers with these, as the colours show through each other.  I use PVA glue as it dries clear and provides a nice surface for working on.

print-journal-detail-2

print-journal-detail-2

 

The very first thing I do when I get a journal is decorate.  It is a beginning.  Funnily enough though, if its a journal for writing in, I never write on the first page!  I have been known to start at the back.  It’s as if I don’t want to spoil the first page!  How crazy is that?

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