Here is the development of my collagraph plate as well as the first print. This plate was used to make five prints over three days. I will share more in a few days!
|The drawing, done on the floor with a carpenter's |
pencil. I ran out of table space.
|The drawing edited with a black Sharpie.|
|The 24"x 32" PETG collagraph plate developed over the drawing, |
using Speedball screen filler, carborundum (a.k.a. silicon carbide), and
Golden Micaceous Iron Oxide acrylic paint.
|Inking up the collagraph with rather stiff Akua ink.|
Inking and wiping took 40 minutes!
|The wiped plate, ready to print a proof onto Revere Silk paper.|
|The counterproof printed onto newsprint.|
This is used under the clear monotype plates as
a guide for the ink placement.
|A detail of the registration set up showing the stops. |
The registration is for painting and rolling
up the plates, not for running through the press
|The first run from the smooth plate |
using warm colors; it was run through an etching press.
This is a monotype at this point.
|The same print with added cool colors during a second run through the press.|
|Detail of the monotype so far.|
|The collagraph plate inked a la poupee'. This will be printed |
over the monotype and serve as a "key" image. Printing
this plate over the monotype turns this piece into
a monoprint since this part of the image is repeatable.
|The finished print- combining two |
monoprints and one collagraph.