‘a la poupee’ method of inking up a printing plate. You colour each section with printing ink individually and rub it off, so that it is left only in the grooves, before you go to the next colour.

Bleed print a print in which the image extends all the way to one or more edges of the paper on which it is printed. A full bleed print would extend to all four edges.

Chine Colle’ a technique in which a thin sheet of paper has been permanently adhered to the surface of the print while it is passed through the press.

Collograph  A relief plate formed by adding materials like found objects or textured materials to a solid base such as cardboard. I use mat board. I use mostly textured papers, and impasto medium, but sometimes other thin objects – eg, leaves.

Edition: a set of identical prints , usually numbered and signed, pulled by the artist or under his/her supervision.

Impasto A texture medium used for painting with acrylics

Japanese Stab Binding see ‘Stab Binding’

Solar plate etching This is a method of creating an etching plate by exposure to the sun. Your image is transferred to either acetate or drafting film. Either a photograph or a drawing can be used, or even actual objects. Then the image is placed on top of the plate which has a special coating, and it is exposed to the sun for a short time. Some simple processes are then required to prepare your plate for printing.

Stab Binding (also Japanese Stab Binding) A traditional Japanese method of bookbinding, useful for binding single sheets. Stab-bound books are sewn together on one side of the pages, so extra margin space is needed on the side to be bound. It is based on four-hole stitching, and a number of different traditional stitching patterns are used.

How-to sheet as this web address – and here

Transparent Gesso A medium to be painted onto a surface for drawing. It can be mixed with paint to give a coloured primer with extra “tooth” for painting and especially as a pastel primer.

Viscosity Printing This is the inking process I use for collographs. It is very laborious. First you ink up the plate either with one colour, or a la poupee. The next step is using rollers. You have two rollers, a soft one and a hard one. The ink on those rollers has differing amounts of oil in it, and more oil than the ink  already on the plate. First, the hard roller has very runny ink & you roll across with that. The second roller usually has a blend.of less runny ink. The plate then has the edges wiped clean and is rolled through an etching press with pre-soaked paper. I use B F K Rives paper. The different amount of oil in the inks causes them to repel one another, and the results are usually a surprise.

Zine– according to Wikipedia, a zine is an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine. It is a non-commercial self-published item, usually of minority interest, reproduced by photocopying.

2 responses to “Glossary

  1. It would be interesting to read (and see) how the technical/media efforts and experiments underway -as described above in Wendy’s site- enhance or lead to substantial new imagery or quality if old, i.e., already existing, image ideas remain the subject/style choices.

  2. -corrected my blog URL…

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