Dutch Gilt: Miniature Flowers
A tiny display of flowers.
Print: Dutch Gilt Relief Print on a stencilled background
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 seemingly random pattern best described as blobs!
The accompanying photograph shows the small printing block (top left) with the four stencils, each one is used for a seperate colour to uniformly add blobs on the sheet.
Block: No.M2, hand carved lino
Many of the blocks used for smaller prints like this one are hand stamps rather than huge plates. Lino is mounted into a block of wood for stability and a handle added on to aid handling.
Print Size Excl Border: 3 x 2½ inches, 80 x 65 mm (approx)
Paper: Handmade antique linen rag paper
Published: February 2023
Qty Available At Publication: 1
Made By: J&J Jeffery