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.


mehmet saraç said...

very nice

Robyn said...

I think the Shinpo will be delighted, Jeanette. It's a very nice idea and a beautiful print. Love your fishes!!

Cynthia a.k.a Cynnie said...

This looks great...and I love aged newsprint....I have coated some on the backside with gesso and gel medium in helping from it crumbling apart in the coming years. so good :)

sue said...

That looks great! I like that idea a lot. Wonderful look to it.

SKIZO said...