"Coneflowers at My Gate"
I've been really serious about making the images register. This time, the coneflowers are printed with Magenta (acrylics), over-printed with Orange Calypso Opaque, and then I used a small brush to paint the flower plate with Magenta and printed. The bottom flowers were done the same way. I went back to my flower plate to add the stems and leaves, not thinking about a reverse image, I printed. Note to self: try it out first in sketchbook. It was a happy mistake and just adds a few more stems and texture. Second time around, I got the stem placement correct. I added stamped black pattern at the right and left and top of the page. Finished off with small bubble wrap printing. Then, I found scraps of paper that had been printed before to add some contrast. I don't think I can call this a collagraph since I didn't start with a solid base print, but instead rolled on ink directly to the paper using a brayer. Just don't know about this technical stuff, so I'll stick with mixed-media. I think I'll keep working with this until my paper stash runs out.