This post to be further developed as I explore different types of lithography – including photolithography, kitchen lithography etc in more detail.

  • I used stone lithography for Project 1.1 Natural landscape
  • I started to explore photolithography for tonal textures in Assignment 1 Willows
  • I am planning to explore kitchen lithography for some of the portraits.
  • Possibly more photolithography and/or kitchen litho effects for the textural experiments in Project 5.2.

You Tube tutorials

Stone lithography
A clear step by step guide

A succinct overview of markmaking and the lithographic process.

Another good overview with different types of markmaking



Canadian artists




Waterless lithography
Uses metal plate, waterbased drawing media, paint thinner and silicon, with gum-based inks.

Paper lithography

Kitchen lithography

Uses aluminium foil, some sort of grease for drawing and cola to etch.

This is a very simple process. But not clear what the grease is – vaseline? Soap? But I really like the zen/manga-like energy of the bold brush line.

This version looks more complicated in that it sands and dusts the plate. The look is more craftsy, using lithograph crayons. But because the etch is much cruder the crayons do not seem to have the same artistic subtlety as they do in stone lithography.

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