Henrieke Strecker

Henrieke Strecker

Center Sandwich, NH
Snow Woman, Chine Colle Solar Plate Etching
16 x 19

PAPERMAKING
Self-made Kozo paper (cooked and hand-beaten mulberry bark into pulp)

PLATEMAKING
Make a digital negative.
Contact printing via UV-light source (sun) with Nontoxic Solar Plate.
Dissolve the unexposed portions of the plate with water.
Make second exposure and dry plate in an oven to harden the emulsion.

PRINTING
Soak paper for 15 minutes.
Alternate layers of wet and dry paper in a stack, and protect in plastic overnight.
Apply Charbonnel ink with cardboard scraper.
Wipe with tarlatan, then with telephone book pages to polish the clean areas.
Clean the edges of the plate with rags.
Place inked plate, face up with Kozo paper (Chine Collé), on top on the bed of the etching press.
Lay the dampened Arches Platine paper on top.
Run through the press with felt blankets.
Let the print dry between sheets of tissue paper and boards.
Clean plate with vegetable oil.