ABOUT THE ARTIST..
Jan Peterson has been creating and selling her designs in various forms for 40 years.
She works from her home studio in Port Crane, New York (it's near Binghamton).
Her embossed paper designs can be seen at shops and galleries in the northeast
including "A Mano Gallery" in New Hope, Pa and at "Gallery 3 2 1" in Oxford, NY.
To make the paper embossing, Jan creates the design in black and white, keeping
in mind that the black areas will be raised in the finished product. The design is
transferred photographically to a zinc plate. The plate is etched with acid ( a photo
engraving ). The dark areas of the design are now deeply etched into the metal plate.
The plate and wet printmaking paper and hand pulled through an etching press. The
pressure pushes the paper into the etched image. After the paper is dried, touches of
color are painted by hand. Any color touches can be changed as desired and colors
mixed to match fabric or wallpaper swatches."