Flora and photo polymer plates

by lynneglazzard on July 7, 2009

I have been experimenting with some of the photographs I have taken at Whitby Museum recently and trying to make them into photo polymer plates for using to texture art clay silver. This is all preparatory work for the jewellery I will be making as part of my Inspired by Heritage residency at the museum. I have used a variety of different types and thicknesses of plates but eventually decided that I like the thin plates with a steel backing. These seem to produce the delicate and still crisp image I am looking for. It has taken me quite a few days work though and lots of pieces that are not quite what I was looking for. Here are some of my photos converted to black and white together with some of the finished plates. There are quite a few steps to the process including printing high density images on ohp film so that they can be used as negatives when exposing the sensitive plates.




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valerieaheck July 18, 2009 at 12:25 pm

When I had a photography class I made these copper bracelets with pictures I took, http://www.vahjewelry.com/ (under school work, titled Etched Copper Bracelets). I love the idea of combining two different art mediums. Good luck!

Glyn Mitchell July 10, 2009 at 3:27 am

Looking like you are really making the most of being a residency artist, dont they get fed up with you kipping over!!!!!! Looks good keep up the good work.

Joy Funnell July 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm

Aha… so that's what you have been up to 🙂 They look great. I must get going with more polymer plates myself.

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