Dutch Gilt: Birds & Garden Snails No.91
Birds, snails and bugs on a stylised plant in metal leaf.
Suitable for bookbinding, box making, picture framing, furniture decoration and the general paper crafts.
Print: Dutch Gilt + Harlequin Stencil
Dutch Gilt Relief printing is where a lino plate has metal leaf applied to its surface which is brought into contact with treated, sized paper. When pressure is applied, the non-recessed surface will leave leaf on the paper, whereas the recessed areas will not. When perfectly dry, the excess leaf is carefully removed revealing the pattern.
Stencilling - A stencil is made by cutting out the required shapes in a heavy oiled cardstock to match the area where added colour is desired. An translucent ink is dabbed over the hole in the stencil leaving the colour making a multiple coloured, highly decorative print.
In this instance, four colours have been applied in a geometric pattern we call "Harlequin"
Block: No.91, hand carved lino
Print Size: 12¼ x 7½ inches. 310 x 166 mm (approx, excl borders)
Reverse of print made on early 1800s handmade paper. Note the deep impression of the print.
Paper: Handmade antique rag paper with printed text on the display surface - George III Regis, circa 1790s.
Published: February 2023
Qty Available At Publication: 1
Made By: J&J Jeffery