Collagraph: continuing Hexagons

I really enjoyed making this plate and the resulting prints I showed in an earlier blog, so I’ve continued with some colour experimentation.

I’ve moved from the warmer sepia, red and orange/yellow hues into a much cooler set of colours; black, moss green and pthalo blue. The application of micaceous iron oxide, applied to the mountboard prior to the tile adhesive hexagons, has ensured a textural surface which grabs the ink extremely well whilst knocking back the intensity of the hue. Hence the bone black ink has become a softer dark grey.

I’ve also altered the orientation of this print as, in this colourway, it feels more balanced to my eye.

About Claire B

I'm a passionate printmaker, paper-maker and a poor sketcher (which I'm working to improve). I've stitched from early childhood and am a perpetual student, loving learning and participating in everything creative.
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