Sunday, September 25, 2011

Kitchen Lithos by Emilie Brounard

This seven minute video by Emilie Aizier Brounard is fantastic. She has created a process whereby you can make original litho prints using common household items, including aluminum foil, soap, cola, rapeseed or canola oil, and water. Watch the video and try it out with your students. Her process creates multiple impressions on either a metal press bed or by hand burnishing.
On her forum page, July 6th, Emilion says, "The bite is like the effect of light aquatint which will retain water in the sponge, making a cushion of water that repels the greasy ink roller." Her website is Art Emilion at 

Ms. Brounard says she has been a print maker for 13 years. She did her Beaux-arts at Higher School of Art Lorraine "Ecole de l'Image" in Epinal, France. In 1999 she learned more about etching, lithography, and typography at the Graphic Art Center in La Bruyere Metaire. In 2006 she studied stone lithography with Jacques Fémonville, master litho printmaker. She teaches Etching and Drawing at the School of Visual Arts Pablo Picasso in the Urban Community of Niort. She lives near by in the city of Poitiers. She says she is one hour and thirty minutes from Paris by train (TGV). Niort is also close to the city of Bordeaux, and La Rochelle.  

This video link came to my attention through fellow print maker Jean-Marc Couffin, Marseille, France. His work can be seen at

Thursday, September 8, 2011

demo compares ink efforts with geary

Sunday afternoon flecks of linoleum landed beside the bench hook. Diligent hands grasped the red-handled liner and made repeated dips through the taut golden skin. Eyes flitted between freshly pulled prints of others and their own as each hung side by side in the auditorium. Minds reflected on brayer ink, how it was rolled, how it was applied to the block. How the cut block was not like a rubber stamp that can be dipped into a tray of ink and dabbed on paper. It was not like the potato print one made in grade school. The carved linoleum block was something else. One person concluded she had too much ink on her block. Portions of her detail were covered up.

Double click on each original linocut inking (below) and compare with closeup of Fred Geary wood engraving.


Sue Autry of Norborne
Fred Geary of Carrollton
Lorraine Denny of Seward

Karen Firnhaber of Seward

Anna Autry of Norborne

Two minute video. Linoleum block cuts, comparing inked prints, centering ink on cardstock paper at Civic Auditorium, Seward, Nebraska

(Geary images courtesy of Carrollton Public Library, 1 North Folger, Carrollton, Missouri)