Over time I’ve accumulated quite a large stock of printing plates and blocks which were made with lots of different materials. Some of them are nice as they are and I thought I could make some of the others a little more interesting by adding colour.
These are printing plates that I cut from matt heavy matting card. To make them suitable for printing I added a coat of varnish or something. I cannot remember whether I’d cut these pieces from one large plate or that they were all individually made. I’ve now given them some layers of ink.
These plates were carved from a soft PVC material that I got from the building store. I gave them some colour, too.