Two methods of image creation were demonstrated: transferring a photo to transparency film using a copy machine (Tom helped students with the copy machine, so I didn't see exactly what he did) and a "freestyle" method of painting on acetate with ink, special Stabilo pencils, and film opaquing pens, which I showed the students. This method consists of creating a black painting or drawing on a piece of acetate, then dusting it with baby powder to set the material, then using the image as a film to create a Solarplate in a UV exposure unit. (Sold here). It's a fun process that is more about exploring mark-making. My demonstration print is at the bottom of the page.
Here are some of the prints and plates some of the students made today. Excellent work students!
|Plate printed twice, with the plate |
inked in a different color, then flipped around.
|Photo transferred to acetate with a copy machine |
with added drawing using an opaquing pen.
|Print, inked Solarplate, and the drawing on |
clear acetate that was used to create the plate.
|A print and the plate. This student used ink on acetate to |
create a compelling image.
|A print pulled from a Solarplate created from a drawing on acetate.|
|Two prints on the left and the plate on the right. This plate was |
created using a film made from a photo in a copy machine.
|The demonstration plate I made is on the right, the |
plate on the left is a companion relief plate I created a few days earlier.