Alternate Printmaking Approaches Laura Hubbard

Table Printing

The first alternate approach that I tried was "table printing". This is basically a monoprinting technique, but done on a table top! I spread printing ink across my dining room table and drew into the ink using a bbq skewer. I tried creating a variety of lines.
I used black paper to create a print. Unfortunately, there were some little specs that prevented my print from being a true success.

Packing Tape Transfers

For my second approach, I tried the packing tape transfer technique. First I took one of my favorite pictures of my son and manipulated it in an app called "prisma". Below are some examples of the manipulations.

The original photo
Some manipulations of the photo using an app.
I made photocopies of my two favorite manipulations and got to work with my packing tape! I carefully covered the photocopy with strips of tape and burnished it onto the surface for better adhesion of the ink. I was careful not to let the tape crinkle or crease.
I soaked the tape/photocopy in warm water and began to rub off the paper. It was like magic!
Almost done rubbing off the paper!
Next I took a page from my son's IEP evaluation letter and painted it with a variety of cool tones of watercolor paint.

The Finished Print

The final print with the packing tape transfer layered on top of the painted page of text.

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