This website describes English "monumental brasses" and the use of
"rubbings" of these brasses to produce silk screen prints, using finely
powdered bronze mixed with a clear silk screening ink achieve a
brilliant gold color. A rubbing is an impression of the brass made by
placing a sheet of architects' drafting paper over the brass and rubbing
it with a hard black crayon. A silk screen print is typically made on
dark cloth, in the full size of the original brass monument. Shown
below (L to R) are:
1.) a picture of the monumental brass of Sir Roger de Trumpington, from the Church of St Mary and St Michael, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire, England;
2.) a picture of a rubbing of this brass;
3.) a picture of a silk screen print copied from the rubbing; and
4.) a picture of the artist, William Streett with the silk screen print copied from the rubbing.
For more information click on the links above.
Monumental Brasses, Brass Rubbings,
and Silk Screen Prints