Discover a great resource of FREE textured patterns ready for printing as relief or intaglio!...Read More
Burning collagraph plates introduces exciting random and organic methods to your platemaking. I love this technique as you give up a certain amount of control and allow your materials to guide your creative process.Read More
A different approach to fabric printing
Traditional fabric printing is usually a relief process (think potato prints or block prints) or else it is screen printed. For collagraphs we will be using intaglio and relief methods combined to produce complex detailed and textured prints.
White ink has an interesting effect on your collagraph prints
It is hard to say exactly what has happened, but there is a distinct and positive improvement in the print, a bit like the way someone looks when they come back from holiday. Your print has more substance, more energy, and more clarity.
Here is the story of creating the ‘Midwinter Solstice’ print, I thought it was a good example as I started with no plan, just a spark of an experiment, and through allowing the creative process to unfold a new print was born!Read More
It is interesting to shake yourself out of your usual groove by questioning some of the assumptions you make. The rectangular printing plate is often one such assumption; it makes life easy and is in many ways convenient but is it always the most inspiring starting point?Read More
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