I was attending a recent art and craft fair and had the opportunity of trying Intaglio Printing.
Lesley Boyd, Artist, brought her vintage printing press (above, my daughter had a go too) to show how it all works.
Firstly, I had to etch a design in to thick card.
The card was then sealed with French Polish (above), which gave it a yellowish colour
The card is then passed through a heavy roller and voila - this is the final image.
The design is of bracken hedging.
I loved having a go and getting a better understanding of the process. The print is now proudly framed and hanging in my house.
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx