|Making mountboard moulds to frame the intaglio plates|
Moulds of mountboard are secured around the inked intaglio plate, and then wet plaster poured in and left to set. Once the plaster is touch-dry, you can continue to work with the ink, smudging or removing it with your fingers or using a craft knife can reveal clean, fresh plaster and create new layers in your work. You can also screen print onto the plaster to make the most of the relief effects created by an etched plate.
|Screen printing onto the dried plaster|
|The printing side is a two man job|
|Securing the edges of the blocks with masking tape|
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