card ‘intaglio’ printing

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Just for fun, I used some picture board card, drew out a basic outline of some woodland trees and a rabbit sitting on a swing at night.

If you’d like to try this yourself, simply score around the outline edge and peel off the top coloured layer of the picture board.

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as you can see by this photograph, the creamy white layer is now showing as I peeled off the red.

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I then rollered the block printing ink onto the surface and it caught some of the creamy backing.  If you don’t want this texture to appear, you will need to peel more of the underneath away.  I applied a wash of coffee to the trees and Beryl fibre tip pens for the other colours.

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As this was the first print pull, I will adjust the background colours between the trees so that there is more blue showing.

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