Black Bird Symbol - Cardboard Etching by Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

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Etched from carboard and inked up in the same etching plate method and printed with red ink. After which the matrix (plate) is rolled again relief style and printed over the original print.

The plate and the two prints I did yesterday.

Printmaker and Painter on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

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  • LisaMM
    LisaMMalmost 4 years ago

    Lovely print…gorgeous bird.

  • Purplecactus
    Purplecactusalmost 4 years ago

    Wow this looks great. What a wonderful idea! I would love to have a go of this. I am off to google to see if I can learn how to do it :o)

  • Its very easy and fun to do. Get some Mat Board, draw and image. Get a very sharp craft knife and cut and peel away the top layer of board. Don’t forget to seal the board with shellac or varnish afterwards. Then use etching ink, or oils with linseed oil and ink up. Best results through the press. B

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Marion Chapman
    Marion Chapmanalmost 4 years ago

  • Thanks Marion, I wasn’t sure about this one, it seemed too simple and wasn’t expecting any comments. So thanks. Billy

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Janice Dunbar
    Janice Dunbaralmost 4 years ago

    Congrats on your feature!

  • Thanks Janice. Billy

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • evon ski
    evon skialmost 4 years ago

    Man – I love this. and the simplicity of the image with this direct printing method makes me love it more. Oh yeah!

  • Thanks Yvonca, I wasn’t sure, I thought it rather simple and wasn’t expecting any comments on it. I have done one in plain black and white and am thinking of hand painting it to see how it looks. Will post it and see what you think then. I love printmaking as its so exploratory and I never know what I’m going to get.

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • ToniaComposto
    ToniaCompostoalmost 4 years ago

    Unreal – love it

  • Thats a compliment coming from one os Australia’s coolest Printmakers. Thanks Tonia. Oh, wanted to ask if you could put your work in my new group “Australian Printmakers”.Billy

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work, interesting technique! Love its bold simplicity.

  • Thanks Cindy “Bold Simplicity”, I like that. Thanks. ..will probably use that if thats ok. Billy

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

  • ToniaComposto
    ToniaCompostoalmost 4 years ago

    Awww Billy you are too kind, I’ll certainly join your group!!! wish I had more work to put on show but I now have a 14 month old baby, no time for printing, but have been planning lots of new work, thanks Billy x

  • Anthony DiMichele
    Anthony DiMichelealmost 4 years ago

    beautiful. but this would be a “collagraph” no?

  • No not collagraph, no building up of materials..only peeling away and using etching ink. B

    – Belinda "BillyLee" NYE (Printmaker)

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