Create organic crackled textures by making collagraph plates with eggshells.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
Combining collagraphs and mono-prints is a lovely versatile technique that I have used several times in community workshops. It works so well because it is easy to understand and people quickly get satisfying results. There is also plenty of scope for development so people with more printmaking experience enjoy playing with the two techniques together.Read More
When I first discovered aluminium tape I thought it would be useful, I soon realised that it is indispensable!
This post is for all tape fanatics – if you haven’t used aluminium tape yet, you are in for a treat.
Aluminium tape has a lot of potential, so to start withthis post describes a variety of ways of making plates with a raised texture; I will be moving on to cover indented plates in the next post……Read More
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!Read More
Searching for something that would create a circular motion I experimented with electric drills, (too fast and furious), hand drills (too uneven), aerolatte coffee frothers, (battery ran out too fast)
I finally found the ideal solution in a cheap kitchen whisk.Read More
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