When I decided to write this post to share my experiments with alternatives to black ink it seemed...Read More
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.
I think my first question ‘why clean up?’ is the wrong one to be asking. Cleaning up is an integral part of the printmaking process and one we should embrace in the manner of the Zen monks. It clears your mind after a printmaking session, providing a pause to your rhythm of work. If you spend time developing a cleaning up routine that suits you, the ritual soon becomes part of your creative practice.
A meditative cleaning up process helps you to love your tools and care for your studio space, leaving it ready to begin your next bout of creative activity.
The moral of the tale is don’t clear up leftover ink until you have given yourself permission to play a bit. It is exciting to discover that just when you thought it was all over something new comes along…….Read More
The whole wonderful process of inking and printing a collagraph plate and combining colours through intaglio and relief techniques becomes quite addictive and keeps many printmakers coming back for more. The unpredictability and infinite possibilities of this method make for a rich and exciting printmaking life.Read More
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