Pressing The Piggah!

24 Apr

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I spent the afternoon at Swansea Print Workshop, inking and pressing a little lino block I’d cut earlier this week. The subject is Arthur, the Mangalitza boar from Pontyates. I forgot to take my digital camera so tried using the camera on my phone. It’s rubbish and really complicated to get the image onto my computer, involving something called Blueray, Husb’s smartphone and emails. I won’t bother again. Anyway, here’s a blurry picture of the magnificent Colombian Press, dating from 1855, with the inked block ready to go.

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I’m just in the proofing phase at the moment, tryng out different papers, inks and pressures on the Colombian. This one is printed using Intaglio Printmakers Velvet Black litho ink (oil-based) onto a very white, lightweight Japanese hand-made paper.

5 Responses to “Pressing The Piggah!”

  1. allesistgut April 25, 2013 at 07:40 #

    The pig is cute. 😉 And interesting technique. Such a pity you hadn’t your camera with you.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 25, 2013 at 08:33 #

      Lovely piggah. I’ll take a better photo of the Columbian and post it. 🙂

  2. Sketchy on the Detail April 24, 2013 at 20:53 #

    love squished piggah, can’t wait to see him in his final outfit! 🙂

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