Collagraph , collage finished
Interested in collagraphs? Perhaps these pictures will help you understand. The bottom photo is of the collagraph plate created with cardboard cut outs glued to a stiff matte board then shellaced to keep all in place. The plate was rubbed with oil paint and then the paint was wiped off. The above print was pulled from a run through a printing press. The neat think about printing on a press is that the paper is embossed. Remember, you will get a reverse image. The plate was run through twice with the second time adding tissue. I added tissue and painted paper on top of the printed image. I think the plate is cool and probably will mount it to be on display with the finished prints. More about collagraphs next time.