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Monoprinting a Photocopy Image onto Clay

LITHOGRAPHY ONTO CLAY - Monoprinting a Photocopy Image onto Clay

Equipment

  • Ceramic ink
  • Rubber roller
  • Xerox image
  • Glass Plate
  • Gum Arabic
  • 1 Water bowl
  • 1 Water bowl with a splash of gum Arabic

Ceramic Ink recipe

  • 2 tsp stain/cobalt carbonate
  • 3 tsp Linseed Oil

Mix for at least 20 minutes preferably leave overnight before using.

(This quantity should be enough for 50 images.)

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Soft leatherhard clay

A very smooth surface works best

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Method

Spread gum Arabic onto glass and place Xerox image face up.

Spread gum Arabic over image,

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Stir ceramic ink and spread onto glass with roller in two directions, then ink image in one direction only (to prevent image from lifting from glass)

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Now splash water with dash of gum Arabic and blot image with sponge.

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Repeat inking and washing process three times.

 

Lift paper and place image face down onto clay.

Sponge with water and leave to dry.

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Burnish paper that is dry with the back of a spoon using small circular movements and light pressure.

 

Lift paper to peek, reburnish bits if necessary.

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Remember that this technique reverses the original image, so if using words or letters remember to photocopy onto acetate and then photocopy in reverse.

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Bisque fired, glazed with clear glaze and fired to 1260°C

 

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