In this printmaking demo, Ouida Touchón will use carved relief plates of either wood or linoleum to demonstrate the basics of her own unique method of chine collé with relief plate technique. Processes will include gluing with Nori paste; creating an offset print for a guide; making the shape stencils; choosing the right papers for the collage process; damp pack and/or soaking of paper; pulling the chine collé print and finally registering and overprinting with the inked block or plate. Also included are: carving tricks, registration tips, inking, and problem-solving. Materials used will include a linocut plate, BFK for base sheets, numerous handmade papers for collage, heavy clear plastic, brushes and Nori paste. An etching press will be used. (this is a process that cannot be done without a press)
Ouida Touchón is a visual artist from New Mexico, now living in Denver, Colorado who spends most of her waking moments at the easel or the press. She has her BFA in painting from the Kansas City Art Institute, and her Master of Art from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in studio arts. In addition, she has studied with mentors and distinguished printmakers and painters in Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Her work has been exhibited at various galleries and museums including El Paso Museum of Art, the Federal Building in Las Cruces New Mexico, and the Las Cruces Museum of Art.
Examples of her work can be viewed at: www.ouidatouchon.com