Monday 28 March 2016

Purple Steampunk Elephants!

Steampunk Elephant Collagraph Print
Today I decided to have a look at some of my older collagraph printing plates and do a bit of experimentation with them in different colourways. I really like my Steampunk Elephant printing plate with its cogs etc as it was great fun to design and make. I only ever printed it in a gunmetal grey so wondered what it would look like in my favourite printing ink purple!
Here is the printing plate just starting to be covered in a lovely rich purple ink!

The printing plate all covered in purpleness and being wiped to uncover the elephant beneath!
 On the etching press ready for the exciting part the printing!
Hot off the press - a Purple Steampunk Elephant!
Here is a sneaky peak at what is going on in the background when I am printing! My printing press is on the dining room table and even when Morpheus the cat is no where to be seen as soon as I start printing he appears to supervise and today to make a nest in my tissue paper!

 I think he liked the print although he was a bit upset I wasn't immortalising him in print like I usually do!
The finished Steampunk Elephant collagraph print looking good in purple!
Clare xx


  1. That turned out gorgeous! And I love the shot of your kitty. I wish I could make art like that O_O

  2. Soooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing