This is one of Vinita's plates that she brought with her that had already been used.
Vignette rolling the ink on a plate.
The plates could be used for a relief print by rolling the ink onto the surface. Or as an intaglio print by swiping ink onto the plate then rubbing it off so the ink is only in the "grooves." For the intaglio method, the paper needs to be damp.
This is an example that Vinita brought with her of the intaglio method.
Vinita with a relief print that has been run through the press.
Terry reveals one of her prints. We love to crowd around the press when someone is printing to see what the result is.
Mary with her print on top (with Amy hiding behind) and the plate on the bottom.
I only tried the relief method and have just a couple of prints that I like, which I will show you in the next post. The other ones I can work on by adding stuff, overprinting or using for collage papers.