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Print 1. Assignment 4: Submitted prints

For this assignment I have selected the following as a good representation of the prints achieved in this section: Project 11 – working with texture plates. Project 12 – a representational image using a collagraph plate Details: Printed in two … Continue reading

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Print 1. Assignment 4: Review

This has been a fascinating assignment and one where a whole new world of printing has been opened up to me, never having done collagraphs before. I started by attending a collagraph printing workshop with Jet James which gave me … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 12: The printed collagraph

Theme 1: Warm colour scheme Using my previous colour trials as a start point I chose scarlet red, sepia and chrome yellow, along with neutral grey, as my colour palette.  The yellow is an oil paint rather than an ink … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 12: Exploring colour choices

Having made the print plate I’m in a bit of a quandary about how to print it.  Monochrome seems pretty boring but could also be effective if I can work the tones well.  If I want to try this I … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 12: Representational collatype plate

Making the print plate I’ve spent the last week creating my retro 1950s living room collagraph plate and it’s been great fun.  Coming from a model-making background means that I enjoy messing around with small components and putting them together … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 12: Representational collatype collage prints

Creating a design The aim is to produce a coherent representational collagraphic image using some of the techniques learned in project 11.  I’ve spent the last 2 weeks considering my subject matter and design. My start point came from the … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Multicoloured collage block

This part of the project asks us to produce collagraphs in more than one colour. The manual outlines rolling over selected areas of your print plate with different colours.  I also had a go at printing on different coloured papers … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Research. Grace Bentley-Scheck

I came across Grace Bentley-Scheck whilst looking at another artist and was staggered by her collagraph images.  Everything in collagraphs seems to shout ‘simplification’ and ‘stylization’ to me, and even the course manual talks about simplifying imagery to produce it … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Printing the collatype collage block

Single colour prints. Plate 1: The first plate I used was the embossed PVC plastic.  This has been made using the reverse of the method asked for by the course manual and is a personal experiment.  Instead of adhering items … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Making a test collage block

The initial step for this project asks us to create a 16 section collage block using a variety of items with different surfaces, shapes and textures. BLOCK 1: This  is on a base of 4mm PVC foamex board.  Some of … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Research. Brenda Hartill

A couple of weeks ago in anticipation of starting the collagraph section of my course I opened the recommended textbook (for this section) for the first time.  I haven’t put it down since.  I was immediately struck by the organic … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 11: Research. Jet James (Part 2)

Having been born to drug-addled parents living a life of instability and unpredictability, due to a set of extreme circumstances  Jet James found himself an orphan at 8 years old. He was taken from Perth (Australia) to live in some … Continue reading

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Experimental Collagraphs Workshop

Jet James workshop and research A couple of weeks ago I attended an experimental collagraph workshop with Queensland artist Jet James.  My first impression of him was how seemingly shy and unassuming he is.  A quiet, organised, unhurried man, working … Continue reading

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