Virginia Huffman at Vine Design and PMC Design Studio shares simple steps and photos for making photopolymer plates allowing you to transform almost any line drawing into silver jewelry.
If you’ve never heard of photopolymer plates, the plate material is photosensitive as you probably guessed. When exposed to ultraviolet light through a high contrast negative (in Virginia’s photos, a scaled-down linocut reproduced on clear acetate) the exposed polymer hardens. Simply wash away the unexposed parts with water.
By Stacie Hooder