Collagraph print: Print created from a card plate made by adding glue, paint, enamel etc. This holds the ink in varying degrees and is then printed through the intaglio process.
This is what my printing plates look like before printing, I always work from dark to light and all the images are backwards too so It's not an easy process!
Applying ink all over the printing plate, this is sepia ink but can look really dark before printing.
Wiping the ink off the plate, and getting very messy too!
Printing plates all wiped and ready to print. The printing plate holds the ink in crevices and rough parts of the plate and the lighter parts are smoother so the ink is wiped off to print the whiter areas.
Elephants hot off the printing press! I have a small etching press which lives on my dining room table everyday except for Christmas day!
|Elephant & Baby Collagraph Print|
|Elephant 2 Collagraph Print|
|Elephant 1 Collagraph Print|
Might be tempted to do a few more elephants very soon!