I've been wanting to experiment with printing on glass for a while now...and this commission I'm working on for The Bull Hotel has provided the perfect opportunity. I went to see an excellent talk by Dorset-based printmaker Peter Ursem a couple of months back and it fuelled a deep longing to try it.
By Peter Ursem
For this window, I want to try and create the effect of a wood-block paisley print on the border. I'm using a rubber stamp (I would have loved to have carved my own, but will save that for another time when I have more, er, time) and am using a blend of clove and olive oil to mix my paint up (seems to give it a nice slow drying time and good viscosity). I'm also using this book as my bible.
Early samples are looking pretty good. There seems to be a fine line between pressing firmly enough to make sure the pattern prints properly, but not so hard that the rubber stamp "pulls" the paint away again when you take it off.
But mainly, I just really love using that little roller.