The process of making the "Glow" images starts with the preparation of the styrene plate and paper and moves on to mixing the ink and making test images using the etching press in my studio. For the larger images, I rent the facilities at Open Studio in Toronto to make the blended rolls, working up to twelve hours each time. I finish the art in my studio.
Preparing BFK rag paper from a 30 foot roll
Testing colours and blends
Inking the plate multiple times to build up the colour saturation
The styrene plate is inked and run through the manual press, re-inked and re-printed up to six times, so exact positioning is critical
(photo credits at Open Studio: Gregory Edwards)
'Silver Linings' (detail) after solid lines are added at my studio
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