Barbara Elam

Barbara Elam

Denison, TX
Splash, Relief Intaglio Monoprint
26 x 18

“Splash” is a relief/intaglio print

Materials:
mat board
exacto knife
gloss and mat acrylic medium
fine sand or carborundum
Brushes

Method:
The greatest thing about this technique is it does not involve chemicals or expensive materials.
The plate is mat board cut to size, then Coated on both sides and edges with matt medium for waterproofing and durability. Lines can be incised or cut to create textures or an image. More textures may be added with carborundum or sand. Gloss medium may be used to create lighter values. Apply ink with a roller or piece of mat board. Wipe as necessary. Clean the plate with vegetable oil. It can be editioned.
Splash was relief rolled, wiped and printed in three layers of red, yellow and blue; registered each time on the plate.