Takayo Noda

Takayo Noda

New York, NY
Portrait, Intaglio / Collage
21 x 18

PLATE MAKING
First plate:
Zinc plate and sand paper to give the texture.
Second plate:
Magnesium, the pencil drawing is transferred photographically on the plate.
Bevel the edges of the plates.
Clean the plates with baby-powder, alcohol and water.

PRINTING
First plate:
Apply ink on the plate with a roller.
Clean the edges of the plate.
Soak papers for three minutes.
Remove excess moisture between blotters.
Place inked plate face up on the bed of an etching press.
Lay the dampened paper on the plate.
Place two blankets on the paper.
Run through the press and remove the print
Place a sand paper face up on the bed.
Place the print just printed on the sand paper.
Place a cardboard and two blankets on.
Run through the press.
Dry the prints between blotters.
Second plate:
Apply ink on the plate and wipe the ink with tarlatan and newsprint.
Repeat the process.
Clean the plates with mineral oil.

COLLAGE:
Paste the print from the first plate on the museum board.
Cut out the selected shapes from the print from the second plate.
Paste the cut out shapes on the print from the first plate.