I once saw a print online by an artist named Jessica Daviso. She created a print of a raven using a method called jigsaw:
At the time I didn’t know what it was all about. It wasn’t until I got my feet wet printing a few times and then I finally understood what she did. Here is a photo of her work:
It’s pretty amazing. I wanted to explore this method a little, but I am nowhere near this level in my printmaking journey. I decided to make prints of a cupcake instead.
First, I drew a picture of the cupcake, including texture in the space around my object of desire.
Then I carefully cut out each piece, making my puzzle. When you do this, start out with something simple. The more pieces you have, the more you have to cut, and the more pieces you can lose during the printmaking process.
I did my printing of two prints at the same time, simply because all of my materials were out. I wanted to see the differences between the same print on black and white paper.
Here is the print on white paper:
Here is the print on black paper:
I love the one on black paper. As I get better, I can make my subject bigger, or add more texture. I’m still messy though, I need to make sure I clean off my hands and the scratchfoam between prints because I got some stray marks around the print itself.