Stag Beetle

2017
Drypoint print and chine colle (with gold foil) on bread & butter paper
190mm x 120mm

Drypoint: Stag Beetle – proof print and paper plate. J Harbourne – JHarbourne.com
Drypoint: Stag Beetle – proof print and paper plate.
Chine-colle Drypoint: Stag Beetles with metallic foil. J Harbourne – JHarbourne.com
Chine-colle Drypoint: Stag Beetles with metallic foil.
Chine-colle Drypoint: Stag Beetles with metallic foil. J Harbourne – JHarbourne.com
Chine-colle Drypoint: Stag Beetles with metallic foil.
Stag Beetle 2017 Drypoint print and chine-colle
Stag Beetle 2017 Drypoint print and chine-colle

 

Here’s my first attempt of chine-colle drypoint.
The beetle is scratched into the card plate, inked and rubbed clean – so the ink is only in the ‘scratches’. The gold foil is cut out, glued, and laid on top of the inked plate – and put through the press where the foil becomes bonded with the print.

The foil I found in the studio – it was probably the type to be heat pressed onto fabric, with a glue backing. After a few days the foil peeled off from the print, leaving a white film backing on the paper – and not detail was left of the body of the print. I managed to rescue one by reapplying the gold foil onto the print (as see above).

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