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Little Old Lady
08-25-2002, 07:59 PM
Last week I took a course in Solar Plate Photo Polymer Plate printmaking
A black & white transparency is placed on a polymer plate and exposed with ultra violet light. The emulsion is then washed off with water and printed. For more information check out
www.solarplate.com
This was made from one of my watercolors turned to balck and while on a monoprint.
JoAnn

Rose Queen
08-25-2002, 11:26 PM
Interesting! And how does the color get into the final piece? What kind of emulsion is on the polymer plate? I don't suppose we could get you to do a tutorial for us...? :)



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Little Old Lady
08-26-2002, 08:24 AM
The Polymer is the emulsion. The black is etching ink wiped on the plate, The colors are a monoprint on mylar.
If we ever get a print shop set up at the art school I wiil try to get a tutorial. If you check out the web site there is a lot of info.
JoAnn

sassybird
08-26-2002, 02:10 PM
I have never done a solar plate before. Several people in my group of printmaking majors did them, and I was always interested. You can certainly get a painterly affect. I like your composition, and would like to see the original watercolor too. I'm going to have to order some plates from Graphic Chemical. You have piqued my interest :D

Little Old Lady
08-26-2002, 05:00 PM
thanks for commenting. This is the original water color.
JoAnn

Gisela
08-28-2002, 12:01 AM
Lilttle Old Lady,
I like both pieces very much! This is very different from other solarplate work I've seen. Did you do this as intaglio or a relief? I always thought that was a nice feature of solarplates -- you can work either way. :)

I'm so glad you posted this -- you reminded me that I have a couple of these plates, wrapped up and stashed in a dark place somewhere around here...now I just gotta find them! :rolleyes:
If I remember correctly these plate have a limited shelf life.

Gisela

Little Old Lady
08-28-2002, 08:02 AM
These were done as intaglio. I do know you have to be careful not to expose them to light until ready to use.
JoAnn