Grace Bentley-Scheck

Grace Bentley-Scheck

Narragansett, RI
Let Flowers Bloom, Collagraph with Silk Aquatint
14 x 11.5

PLATE MAKING
Make drawing on tracing paper.
Cut mat board with beveled edges.
Create low bas relief of shapes transferred from drawing and adhered to mat board.
Adhere silk organza to plate surface using a 1:1 acrylic/ water solution.
Tape surface of plate.
Cut shapes from tape and paint exposed areas with 1:1 acrylic solution, Repeat multiple times cutting new shapes each time.
Proof plate.
Paint freely with acrylic solution, full strength acrylic, or gesso.
Create textures with modeling paste

PRINTING
Soak paper for at least I5 minutes. Apply umber etching ink with a cardboard scraper to” house”. Wipe with cheesecloth. Apply burnt sienna ink to shell. Wipe. Apply red-orange ink to lily. Wipe.
Relief ink lower part of lily with transparent yellow ink.
Clean edges of plate.
Blot paper.
Place inked plate on bed of etching press.
Place damp paper on top.
Run through press with foam/felt blankets