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Collagraph with Carborundum – Sinking In

Sinking In 5.5 x 7 Collagraph Print (Available in my Etsy Shop here) How to Make a Collagraph using Carborundum This collagraph was build on the back of a piece of mat board. Wanna build one too? (If you’re new around here, and you’ve never seen a mat board collagraph, here is a playlist of […]

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Collagraph: Garden Watch – and inking tutorials for collagraph plates and printing

Mat Board Collagraph Versatility Have you ever made a mat board collagraph? If not, and you want to try it, visit this post for a detailed overview on making your first collagraph plate. If you’ve already created mat board collagraphs, do you print them just one way? Intaglio (with the uppermost surface cleared and wiped, […]

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Collagraph: First Swim

I’m matting and framing watercolors and printmaking for the Artwalk in San Diego’s Little Italy coming up in a little over two weeks. If you’re nearby, be sure to stop at my booth (#192) on Beech Street between Columbia and State to say hello. Every year, I meet a gaggle of bloggers and blog followers, and it’s […]

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Glue Collagraph: Plotting a Course

This art is available in my Etsy Shop Plotting a Course is a glue collagraph ghost (the process shots begin at the bottom of this post) with watercolor. The reference image (seen below) was snapped in the early 80’s, showing my step dad TC sitting in the cockpit of his Cape Dory sailboat, studying a […]

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Collagraph: Breakfast Alarm

Breakfast Alarm 7×7 Collagraph with colored pencil on Arches paper How do you make a Collagraph? This collagraph (process shots begin at the bottom) was created with scrap mat board (also known as mount board in England and passe-partout in Europe). The reverse side of the mat is smooth, with no “tooth” in the surface, so once it […]

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Collagraph: Climber

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: Civil Engineers

Civil Engineers 7×7 Collagraph with colored pencil on Arches paper Available in my Etsy Shop. Process shots for this collagraph (sometimes spelled collograph) begin at the bottom of this post. If you’d like to make one, you can see others in process, with details on the assembly and supplies here and here and here. Go […]

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Collagraph: First Swim

First Swim 7×7 Collagraph printed with Akua Intaglio ink on Johannot paper, with colored pencil Available in my Etsy Shop.SoldThanks to CE for letting me use her lovely photo as a reference for this piece.In the last post, I was marveling about the art & riding a wave of inspiration from re-reading Alice Carter’s fabulous […]

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Collagraph: Garden Meditation – and how to make a collagraph with carborundum

Available in my Etsy shop. Making a Figurative Collagraph 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 […]

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How to Make a Mat Board Collagraph, and Print it in Full Color

How to Make a Mat Board Collagraph Would you like to try some printmaking with scrap matboard? Here’s a playlist of step by step demos on how to make a collagraph print in tutorial videos posted on my youtube channel.  And this blog post will show you – in photos – some of the supplies […]