Design Play: Exercise 5 – Textures – Part 3

‘Other World’ Print Plates

In my post of 16th February I created my first 3 collagraph print plates for this series + 2 masks.  Here are plates 6 & 7, the final ones for this body of work.


Mountboard, carborundum suspended in PVA glue, cut sections, scratching, shellac sealant


Clockwise from top left: Rusty pipeline, rocky foreshore, cliff face, tree trunk


320 grade sandpaper, shellac sealant


As the last sandpaper masks worked well as faux aquatint I’m sticking with it.  This time the sandpaper is slightly coarser at 320 grade as opposed to 400 grade previously.


About Claire B

I am a passionate printmaker, paper maker and book artist. I'm a 'forever' student and frequently attend courses and workshops to extend and improve my creative skills.
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3 Responses to Design Play: Exercise 5 – Textures – Part 3

  1. ainescannell says:

    Hello again Claire B………..I have been following your blog for a long time now……..I was just thinking to myself ” I wonder if she is aware of “The Curious Printmakers” website ? You will enjoy it and find it inspiring …………………

    • Claire B says:

      Thank you so much for the link to this website. Of course, you’re right, I love it! I’ve just subscribed to get the posts every time Emily publishes anything.
      I’m just getting a cuppa and sitting down in front of the screen for a while to go through some of the posts.
      That was really kind of you to think about me. I’m just a print-junkie!

  2. Pingback: Collagraph tutorial – part 2 | TactualTextiles

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