Category: Materials

Gilding with Acrylic Gels and Toner Foil

Brighter than metallic inks and more varied (and cheaper) than metal leaf, gilding with acrylic gel and toner foil produces a brilliant effects, ranging from dense mirrored areas, and raised textural gilding to a fine sheen of gold revealing the image below or a curtain of tiny golden dots and lines over a print.

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Combed cement printing plates

If you think ‘combs’ and ‘cement’ sound odd together, this post should help to change your mind. Combed cement creates a range of strong textures which are very effective in collagraph printing plates.

You can approach this technique in various ways; speedy and dynamic, geometric and measured, or slow, flowing and meditative. There is a combed cement technique for all temperaments!

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