Thursday, August 05, 2010
Fish wrapped in newspaper
In my quest for interesting supports for my gyotaku prints, I had an idea of using Japanese language newspapers. That sent me on a quest to find an accessible newspaper that would fit the bill. Vancouver Shinpo contacted me and provided me with some back issues of its papers which are perfect for what I want.
I promised them a fish print on their newspaper as a thank you for sending their papers to me. So tonight I printed a yellowtail flounder on it using Prussian Blue Caligo ink. Caligo make lovely oil based inks (Safe Wash) that are water soluble, making clean up so much easier.
I know newsprint does not age well and there are a few things I can do to try to preserve it as talked about in this article. However, I look at this as a temporary and interesting support that should look even better when the paper ages under glass.