Reflection for Printmaking

  1. My printmaking process started by sketching something that fit my theme. Then I transferred the sketch onto a piece of rubber. Next I carved my design while following the criteria. After that I covered the rubber in ink and printed in with a burnishing tool.
  2. Carving and printing changes your designs because you have to carve the rubber next to the line on both sides and unless you gt a perfect print, there will be carving lines and over inking will print unwanted lines.
  3. I think a success in my caving was how I got rid of the background. But, I think I could improve my prints by pressing down the burnishing tool more and taking my time.
  4. My recommendations are to press on the burnishing tool more than you think, be mindful of tight spaces and don’t use to much ink.