Susan Schmidt

Susan Schmidt

Cambridge, MA
Reasons to go on…, Pronto Plate with Chine Colle
15.5 x 14

“Reasons to go on…” is a pronto plate with Chine collé printed on Rives BFK in 2008.

Start with an acrylic wash drawing on drafting film.
Scan the drawing and print it onto a Pronto Plate.
Proof the plate until it looks like the wash drawing.
Create a digital file with the silhouette of a girl, sized to the plate.
Cut out the head and save the background shape for a chine collé.
Roll up the plate.
Coat the background shape with YES glue and lay face down on plate.
Print. The background shape will adhere to the printing paper rather than the plate, creating the silhouette.