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This gum print has nine layers.  This is a record for me.  I usually resolve a print within 4 or 5 layers, sometimes 6.  The reason this one took so many, is because I was trying to get away with using 3 negatives instead of 4.  113 more words

Gum Bichromate

People and Printmaking : 15 Years of Swansea Print Workshop.


Swansea Print Workshop is fifteen years old this year! I can barely believe it! I have been involved with them for ten years! I started off on a work-placement through the jobcentre and basically…they never managed to get rid of me, I am the only volunteer as far I as know to have had two leaving doos! 349 more words


My Task, Part 2

The first signs of spring are finally showing themselves, although the temperatures in Maryland are still uncharacteristically low. Spring training is in full swing with opening day only a week and a half away, I am seeing crocuses in the back yard and expect the daffodils to start blooming very shortly, and when I drive to work the sun is starting to make its appearance against the windows of the buildings in Baltimore. 108 more words

Alternative Process

Cyanotype adventures

Right now I’m in the throes of an alternative process frenzy. Well to be honest I took a few days out last week while I sewed 2 dresses and a top…when I get flow I get flow big time and then I was in the throes of a stitching frenzy but that’s another story. 719 more words


Back to still lifes

Onions in my kitchen.

Casein bichromate print with three layers:  two ivory black (one of which had carbon black powder pigment added to it), and one neutral tint.  24 more words

Gum Photos


This print is a mixture of gum bichromate and casein bichromate.  Honestly, I didn’t keep notes on what was what when I was making the print, so I can’t remember how many layers this is.  14 more words

Gum Bichromate

Two prints of Prague

One big ol’ drawback to printing at home is when dryer lint ends up in your sky, as seen in this first print.  Ugh.  This was a four layer casein bichromate (on Stongehenge paper). 14 more words

Gum Bichromate