Sunday, August 09, 2015

playing with collagraphs

After constructing and sealing the collagraph plates, it was time to play this afternoon.

I have been studying these extremely helpful books and following instructions 
 but there was still a certain amount of new technique anxiety. I ended up using drawing ink mixed with acrylic medium and did some test printing on cartridge paper, before moving onto khadi paper and some silk chiffon which worked beautifully. 

I think my favourite piece is the closest one - it was some vintage linen that I used on top of silk chiffon to absorb any excess ink and it "watercoloured" unexpectedly.

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