plastic bag printmaking

by Alisa Burke


This technique has evolved from mono printing. You use a pice of plastic to print with. Then you can ink the whole piece and draw on top.There are all kinds of ways to get expressive on the surface-  you can scratch into the paint with a toothpick, old paint brush or the end of a pencil. You can pull paint away (subtractive method) with a cotton swap or a rag. You can even add paint and brush strokes to the surface.Once you are satisfied its time to print by simply placing the plastic onto your surface. You should roll the brayer over it a couple of times and peel the plastic away from the surface.


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