Beginnings: CNC Engraving
These latest small hybrid prints are part of Sewing Lessons, a large printmaking installation project I will exhibit at X Changes Gallery here in Victoria , May 2019.
The project has taken on a larger than life scope over the past 3 years, and led me into the exciting world of hybrid printmaking.
This method of engraving polycarbonite plates is done by converting a lens based image with a computer program. Then CNC table engraves a line image on the plate.
Sewing Lessons: A Well Oiled Machine
This new print for my installation are based on a photo image of my first sewing machine. Other methods used in the print are emboss, chine colle, and monoprint.
The Lace Makers
The engraved lace pattern on this plate sits on the right. I added carborundum, and pronto plate chine colle.
A CNC laser engraved plate has a fabric-like pattern that supports the chine colle pattern pieces. The bottom of the print is embossed with more chine colle.
Just bought this excellent book, Post-Digital Printmaking, by Paul Catanese and Angela Geary. Everything you wanted to know about post digital printmaking but were afraid to ask.