Collagraph

Hold Your Hand 7×7 Collagraph with Colored Pencil Available in my Etsy Shop I’m binging on printmaking this month. Something about the sequence of steps; the inking, and wiping, and carving, and pulling, and soaking paper seems to be a deep, slow breath at a hectic time of year. I’ve got two linocuts, three collagraphs …

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Island Fox 7.25×5.25 inch Collagraph with watercolor &colored pencil on asian paper Available in my Etsy shop. This one is now Sold, but there’s another one here. Process shots start at the bottom of this post. I went on a hike on Santa Cruz Island (part of the Channel Islands off the coast of California) a few …

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Available in my Etsy Shop (an open edition, with variation between each hand pulled print) See the process shots below…. If you’d like to see more process shots on making collagraphs, search this blog for “collagraph”, and see previous posts like this one, this one and this one. 🙂 #makesomething Origins of this art: It …

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Couch Napping 6.5 x 8.75 Collagraph with Watercolor Printing Collagraphs This collagraph was printed in an edition of 30. I painted #7 last night, pondering the change in seasons, and reflections on the year spliced in quarters-of-accomplishment. We’re about to leap over the fence-line between summer and fall. What did I do these past three …

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Good Morning. Feed Us. 7×7 Collagraph with Colored Pencil Available in my Etsy Shop. Sold Process shots for this collagraph begin at the bottom of the post, and previous collagraphs in this series can be seen here, here, here and here. After a few decades of living with cats, I’ve shuffled into my early morning …

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Climber 7×7 Collagraph with colored pencil on Arches paper Sold Available in my Etsy shop.Process shots begin at the bottom of this post. This is the fourth collagraph in a series (you can see the others here, here, and here) and I’m having a gluttonously good time in the studio making and printing these plates. They …

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Collagraph Prints from Matboard Here are some process photos from a collagraph print session using mat board as the plate, carved with an exact blade, textured with carborundum, and sealed with Liquitex varnish. The plate was inked in the a la poupee method, intaglio style, and printed on a Takach etching press. See more below… …

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Making a Figurative Collagraph Print Before we make a collagraph, let’s get inspired. Have a look at Alice Carter’s excellent book – The Red Rose Girls – An Uncommon Story of Art and Love. The true story chronicles the lives, careers and friendships between famous artists Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935), Elizabeth Shippen Green (1871-1954) and Violet Oakley (1874-1961).   …

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Man Among the Palms 5.75×5 collagraph with colored pencil  sold Available in my Etsy ShopI made the plate for this print 5 years ago, while experimenting with the abstract effects of layered construction paper on collagraphs.  I have two new collagraphs using this same process in the studio now, and it’s always interesting to see …

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Morocco 6.8 x 4.7 Collagraph with Watercolor SoldAvailable in my Etsy Shop.Another matboard and paper collagraph, using the same methods as in previous pieces here, and here.  The reference photo was snapped in a suburb of Los Angeles – at the Brand Library in Glendale. The beautiful, Moroccan architecture of the building stands out against the oak …

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Penelope 4.5×3.5 Glue Collagraph with ink & colored pencil  Process shots for this playful piece are below. I printed 4 of these little abstract expressionist faces in my friend Victor McCay’s studio a few years ago. I’ve played with glue collagraphs before, here and here, and I highly recommend trying one for great fune with the loosey-juicy, expressionistic mark-making you …

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How to Make a Collagraph with Mat Board Would you like to try some collagraph printmaking with scrap mat board? Here’s a playlist of step by step tutorial videos on how to make a collagraph print posted on my youtube channel.   This blog post will show you – in photos – supplies and steps, …

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Mixing Your Printmaking Methods After I finished playing with my groovy, new Akua Intaglio inks on the collagraph Sinking In, I had a small amount of ink left on my table, and I thought it would be more fun to make another print instead of storing it and cleaning up. (When it comes to clean …

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Supplies to Make a Glue Collagraph Print A glue collagraph is a printmaking plate made from a stiff background with a printable design created with glue. Here are the details… Traditional collagraph plates are often built with layered papers, fabric, thread or organic embellishments. Sometimes a collagraph plate is also carved or incised to create …

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