soooo this summer holiday I have tried to finish off a few projects that have been lingering.
One of them is my book called A Magpie Rhyme , it is an artist book (which is just a hand made book by an artist) . I finally made the last few in the edition ( only 10 in it ) and I wanted to make a video about the process.
I have done both of those things so yay to me 😀 , the video is up on you tube now.
I missed out the actual printing of the linos, but I think people can understand what that might look like. Putting the video together and I forgot how many parts of the process there are!
Any way would love you to have a watch and let me know what you think,
This was me trying out printing drypoints on my press.
My drypoints are on perspex sheets , this one was of a sow thistle from the garden. I tried various combinations of leaving ink on the plate, printing with colour as I found some colour inks I thought I could use as intaglio ink ( they worked alright ), and adding a layer of chine colle. I was using rice paper for this , which I was adding ink to as well before passing through the press.
Woops! Still some practice needed to get the pressure right on my little press. I was pushing it to its limits to try to get enough pressure to stick the chine colle properly. But this was tooo much pressure !
I’m pleased with all the colours and think the chine colle does add something.
You know those things that have been on your to do list since time began?
Well one of mine was to have a go at kitchen litho, since I found an article on it at university. That was some time ago now!
I finally had a go at it , and its amazing ! I will post a more in depth blog on it once i have practised it a bit more myself, but you can find information on it if you search kitchen lithography or something similar. It, compared to lithography in a studio , is a much faster , nontoxic way of getting drawing-like prints at home. Your print run would be small but it’s so exciting to be able to do it at home.
Here are some pics of my first go…
The plate made of aluminium foil taped tightly and carefully to a piece of perspex, next to my first print from it.
Three prints, it started getting ink on the rest of the plate after this not sure why, more experimenting needed.
I drew onto the tin foil with soft graphite, 8b and above. This was a quick sketch of a Dandelion.
Browsing through pinterest I found a linocut image that struck a cord , an image that you wish you had made.
It was by an artist called Sherrie York, whos amazing blog brush and baren , I started reading .
I discoverd a technique called masking for lino printing, which inspired me to have another look at my Two sparrows print from a few months ago , and keep adding colour to it till I was happy, as Sherrie York seems to do.
Here is it with two more layers of ink , the green needs building up to make it bolder
Check out my instagram account where I post Wip pics. @alisonsloggett
David Thomas “Five Fishes” 2014 Paperlitho silkcreen (Manhatttan Graphics Center )
Liz Marraffino “My Cave of Dreams series 2″ 2015 etching (Manhatttan Graphics Center )
Fish and Chips’, Screenprint by Sophy Thomas (GPCoop)
‘Musco viridi tinea’ by Cath Bloomfield
‘Geranium Pratense’ drypoint by Alison Sloggett
Here are some of the prints from both sides of the ocean that took part in an exchange this year , the prints were shown in cirencester in march , and the prints from the gloucestershire will be shown in manhattan in June, sadly though cant quite afford to pop over the atlantic to atttend the private view!
A great range of prints , you can see more at the tumblr site i have set up here!
Apologies for the quality of the photos, but was against the clock a bit to finish these all for them to go off to be displayed / sold ( hopefully) at BABE book Fair, taking place in Bristol , this Saturday and Sunday.
If you love hand made books and quirky unique publications then this is the place to go for a bit of retail therapy!
The photos above are a bit random, I will gather some better ones, in more detail, asap and pop them on here under the making section.