Lori Biwer-Stewart

Posts by Lori Biwer-Stewart

Baby dress for collagraph printmaking

Do You Have Thoughts On How We “Become”?

I have been working and experimenting with collagraph printing and love the results that I’ve been getting. I found this little dress in a thrift store awhile back and it had such a sweet and innocent feel to it. The lace and fabric texture would make a beautiful collagraph print. How We Become This little
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Maintaining Equilibrium

Preparing and Printing a Collagraph Plate

I am getting so into collagraph printmaking. It’s so different that linocut. Linocut will always be my first love, but I also love the soft textures that can happen in a collagraph print. This first video is a description of how the plate was made. This video shows the inking and printing of a collagraph.
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Wishbone

Wishbone – The Finished Piece

Here’s the finished print of “Wishbone”. I used 4 colors layered over one another. I had a lot of wasted images with this one due to some smudges and mistakes in registration, but I was still able to get an edition of 14. I also decided to print some with just the main image in
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Wishbone-lori-biwer-stewart-printmaker-final-plate

Project “Wishbone”

It’s that time of year again and I’ve been applying for some summer shows and also some solo exhibit opportunities. My goal for the year is to focus on more of those venues and scale back on the summer shows. The galleries that represent my work are also wanting to get some new pieces on
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Collector

Final Print Renamed “Collector”

It’s been bitterly cold here in Iowa so why not┬ápull this piece out again and work on it. I decided to do some hand painting and really like the way it turned out. Next time I make a collagraph there will be some things that I do differently, but it’s all about learning and experimenting.
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