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Hello from Sunday night. Wotcha doin? I've been printing my head off! - Veronica Roth
Hi everyone, It’s been an intense and working summer for me so far. Made even more so because I was determined to finish my internship/probationary period at my Oxford Printmakers Guild. So every Tuesday and Saturday I have been walking into Oxford from the park and ride with a small rolling suitcase full of papers, tools, inks and ideas, and organising those ideas out on a table. Then I would tear up my papers to size and get them soaking before anything else. Then I would ink up my plate, wipe the ink off, make a guide for registration, put the plate into one of the old industrial presses, grab one of my soaked papers, blot it off, lay it on the plate, and… …cover it with tissue and the felt blankets, and run it thru. I also learned to do soft ground etchings on copper plates. I did three of these plates. So far it’s the most exciting and fulfilling plate making intaglio process, but I have to master aquatints yet. Those I think I’d love to pieces. Here is a print of one of these soft ground plates. This is the second one. The twigs were harder to …