Shirley Levy

Shirley Levy

Albuquerque, NM
A la Derecha, Pilos de Europa – Early Morning, Photogravure & Monotype
11 x 14

“A la Derecha, Picas de Europa-early morning” is a photogravure & monotype image printed on paper Lana Gravure 250gr white paper in 2008.

PHOTOGRAVURE PLATE—Apply Akua Intaglio ink with cardboard scraper. Wipe with tarletan, then telephone book pages. Clean edges of plate with Q-tip moistened with saliva. On bed of etching press, place inked plate face up on a matrix showing outline of plate and paper Lay DRY paper on top. Run through press. Clean plate with mineral oil.

MONOTYPE PLATE—“Duralar” plate by Grafix, .15” thick Cut to size of intaglio image on dry paper. Smooth edges. Bevel not needed. Outline image and shapes within on tracing paper LAY under rigid plexi BACKWARDS. Tape Ouralar over image at corners. Apply Akua Monotype Ink with rollers, brushes, etc. Subtract with Q-tips, brushes, etc. Lay DRY paper with printed image on press bed. Place inked plate onto printed image. Run through press. Clean plate, etc. with liquid soap & water. REPEAT monoprint ink process as often as desired until image is what you want. I use colors with lots of transparency and enjoy slowly building to final image. AIR DRY.