Here is another packaging print. This one shows Bridge ELR-XTD Structure 20 on Cornwall Road (N) between Charing Cross and Waterloo East, South East London. The road that leads off to the left is Sandell Street SE1. The road under the bridge is Cornwall Road.
The print is made using the intaglio process. The plate is a milk carton.
Here is the plate, front and back:
The plate is made by peeling away the metallic substance inside the milk carton, then painting it with shellac to make it stronger. I describe the process in this post.
I used traditional etching ink, “Shop mix – Bone Black” from Intaglio Printmaker, whose shop, as it happens, is not far from this railway bridge.
Here’s a video of the print being peeled away:
Here is the print and the plate:
The plate made 8 prints.
Here is detail of the print:
For more of my prints made with packaging material, click on this link:
2 thoughts on “Cornwall Road, London SE1 – packaging print”
Reblogged this on penwithlit and commented:
As usual – brilliant and it reminds me of Brixton and also of Herne Hill before gentrification.
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Many thanks @penwithlit! I love these Victorian railway bridges. They are so substantial, they exude confidence and determination.