|a version that incorporates chine collé using hosokawa kozo (a light gold hue) |
that is adhered onto Awagami bamboo ph neutral rag with wheat paste
detail from Catnap
On an overlay piece of Grafix wet media Dura-lar film I applied washes of watercolour to define the form.
This film works very nicely with water based media like watercolour, acrylic , gouache, ink.
I then applied Rotring opaque black latex ink for film with a brush to define the background and in the cast shadow of the foreground leg and paw
The last step wash to add another subtle diluted wash of ink to the foreground underneath the cat for definition. This was added right onto the positive.
I combined all of the acetates and made one positive. This was exposed in my homemade UV exposure box using a double exposure method of 3 min. for aquatint screen and 3 min. for the positive. It was developed in lukewarm water with a gentle scrubbing of a soft toothbrush, then post exposed another 10 minutes.