Making the cardboard print for Leaping Salmon
|The logo made with cardboard printing|
It is the lovely texture of a hand-pulled print that was the important thing. Of course, I could have imitated this printed effect digitally in Photoshop, but where’s purity/fun in that? So, accepting the limitations of paper and card I chose a simple image of a leaping salmon, as fishing is a subject close to my heart.
|The cardboard salmon © Peter Gander|
|Cornelissen’s Shellac Varnish|
|Soaking the card with shellac|
|The Yuki paper|
|The salmon just before it’s ‘ready to roll’|