Author Archives: Claire B

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.

Printing the new plate

Further to my last post, where I started creating my new collagraph plate (without the large cut away areas), once the Mod Podge solution dried I slashed into the plate surface, glued on some thin cardboard shapes and added some … Continue reading

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Printing collagraphs: The next stage

In my last post I talked about the necessity of understanding the type of paper you’re using to print on, depending on the print method.  So, seeing as I still need a few prints on lightweight paper, and I’m using … Continue reading

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The four ‘P’s of Printing

Loving my latest printing project although all is not going to plan.  But isn’t that the beauty of printing?  The serendipity of result when peeling back the printed sheet from the print plate?  The unexpected joy or frustration at seeing … Continue reading

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Mixing more pulp

After my paper-making last week I had a little pulp remaining and decided to de-freeze some banana fibre pulp I made last year and see how it would mix with the rest.  I also had a bit of recycled pale … Continue reading

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Off the grid

Yesterday.  At home.  Computer off.  Mobile phone out of sight.  Just my husband, my dog Jack and myself.  A rare day, determined to keep the world out. The sun was bright, a little windy but warm and I was in … Continue reading

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Continuing printing collagraphs

I’ve managed to squeeze in enough time for another couple of prints in my collagraph series.  So far I’ve done 2 trials (posted here) and here are the next 2: Trial 3: Trial 4: So much better ink coverage than … Continue reading

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Drawing – still life

This One and Twenty exercise got off to a slow start.  After agonizingly drawing the main sweetcorn kernels I realised that time was about up on my allotted 20 minutes.  Was I to leave my food in place until I … Continue reading

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