Spring is springing. I spring-cleaned my garden workshop/studio on Sunday and yesterday produced a print of ferns on copper. The image to the left is a close-up of one section of the sheet. This is my first attempt at printmaking on copper. I’ve used the liver of sulphur I acquired a few weeks ago. I adapted a recipe for printing on copper mesh which I found in Mixed-Media Nature Journals, subtitled New Techniques for Exploring Nature, Life, and Memories, by L K Ludwig. It’s a sumptuously illustrated book and full of unusual techniques for image-making.
If you decide to have a go at this technique, do it outdoors, as I did. The rotten egg smell of sulphur is not something you want drifting through your home!
- The Passion For Copper (yakutia0coppercure.wordpress.com)