Wondering how are Collagraphs made?
They are made by creating a printing plate which is then inked and wiped. The printing plate is covered by a sheet of paper followed by the printing blankets and the ‘sandwich’ is put through the printing press. Examples of print media are Linocut, Etching, Monoprint, Lithograph, Collagraph. The Collagraph printing plate is collaged with different textures e.g. sand, glue, carborundum, tape, paper, acrylic mediums, tealeaves, in order to achieve different tones and textures. Collagraphs can be printed relief, intaglio or both. The process lends itself to experimentation. You can see here examples of two Collagraphs and the printing plates used to make them.
Collagraphs are a great way of creating uniquely rich and interesting printed imagery.
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