Roy Tomlinson
Cariboo Stone Press
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Process

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  1) Former images are removed by grinding two stones together with a mixture of graded 'carborundum' and water.

  2) Registration pins are shown in place on the top edge of stone.
A protective solution of gum arabic is being painted on all edges.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  3) A random tusche wash provides the basis for the development of a Tomlinson stone lithograph.

  4) Tracing the dried wash outline to a sheet of registered mylar film (key drawing).
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  5) Press stretching or calandering edition paper.

  6) Attaching punched paper registration tabs.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  7) The yellow elements inked on stone (surface printing).

  8) The same stone with yellow elements removed and red elements inked.
   

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 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  9) A freshly ground stone is stopped out to create a background color.

  10) A textural gum spatter is applied.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  11) An ink base (asphaltum) is applied.

  12) Two colors rolled out with a 10" diameter neoprene ink roller.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  13) The initial 'Key' wash drawing inked (silver) and ready to print.

  14) The elements for the next printing are traced from a mylar master to the stone.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  15) A grease crayon drawing of red elements.

  16) The image inked in red prior to running the edition.

   

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 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  17) Detail of crayon drawing on stone with elements to print in blue.

  18) Press room with printing image on the press bed.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  19) Inked image on stone prior to processing.

  20) Pulling a proof while processing.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  21) A backgroud image rubbed-up in asphaltum.

  22) Mixing ink for the slab.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  23) Green and ochre ink are applied side by side on the inking slab.

  24) The two colors green and ochre are blended.
   

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 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  25) The charged roller is transferred to the dampened stone and passed
over the image several times.

  26) The black image elements are drawn in pen using a water tusche.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  27) The image on stone being charged with black toned ink.

  28) Edition paper is placed over the inked image.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  29) The press bed has completed its forward movement.

  30) The final plate to be printed in the making of this complex lithograph.
   

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 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  31) The finished edition is racked to dry.

  32) The curator matches all examples to a printer's proof.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

Aurora Borealis- Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  33) The artist titles, signs and numbers eack example.

  34) Cariboo Stone Press 'chops' each example with its registered
blind stamp.
   

 Polar - Watercolor by Roy Tomlinson

  35) 'Primal Force' the final proof.

 

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