Sunday 1 March 2015

Purple Animal Prints

I love the colour purple and find myself using it a lot in most of my artwork! When I first started doing my animal collagraph prints I just couldn't resist trying them in purple ink and can't believe how good they look!

Collagraph Print - created from a card plate made by adding glue, paint, enamel, collaged elements etc. This creates textures which hold the ink in varying degrees and is then printed through the intaglio process. This is a great technique for my animal prints as I can cut the card into the animal shapes!

The very first was my hippo collagraph print he just had to be tried in purple and was so popular the edition sold out completely with most of them going to America!

Purple Hippo Collagraph Print
Purple Hippo Collagraph Print
I also did a Purple Elephant, Purple Rhino, Purple Penguin, Purple Tiger and Purple Cat and had to restock my purple printing ink quite a few times!

Recently I have been doing some more animal collagraph prints and couldn't resist doing a few purple ones!

Here's me getting very messy printing a Purple Meerkat.

And a Purple Pony hot off the printing press!
 A few of my toys got to star in the photos too!
Purple Lemur Collagraph Print
Purple Meerkat Collagraph Print
Purple Pony Collagraph Print
Looking forward to working on a few more purple animals soon!

Clare xx


  1. Those are lovely - you must have fun doing the prints! All that gooey stuff involved - because no matter how hard I try, when I'm printing anything, somehow the ink gets everywhere! Happy printing (and toy-making too!)

    1. Thank you! Yes it does get very messy all that printmaking!

  2. Love the meerkat, interesting work,

  3. Great prints! And in my fave color, too....PURPLE!

  4. These are really beautiful! The purple is playful, but familiar enough. I especially love the lemur and meerkat!

    Popping over from the EBT...

  5. Beautiful in my favourite colour too!