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A little collagraph printing

Even though my Linear Containment book was fully completed and assembled earlier in the year I still have an itch to print the final plate in a different colourway and then perhaps stitch into it. The original print looked like … Continue reading

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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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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 challenge over! Moving on ……

OK, so I only managed to draw on 10 out of 28 days in February.  I should be feeling like a failure, but I’m not.  This is more drawing in a month than ever before, so I’m at least on … Continue reading

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Workshop: Print, Book, Box

Monoprinting with Glen Skein. January saw me at Sturt Summer School for 5 days of printmaking.  The program included great live-in accommodation, excellent food and several hundred people all involved in a range of workshops. Unfortunately I was struck seriously … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Final Stage

The final goal for this project has been to create some A4 sheets of handmade paper embellished/decorated/manipulated to a specific theme for inclusion in a collaborative project to be exhibited in March.  At this stage I am bound to keep … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 5

A change in colour scheme: I like the colour scheme but the application isn’t great. Decided to try red on green background instead of green and yellow on red (as previous samples).  No, not for me that one.  The right … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 4

Continuing with the triangles but moving into more positive and negative shapes and spaces. Above: masked prints on handmade plant fibre paper, smooth side.  These will be further worked with more layers. Above: Back-drawing in charcoal (Sepia & Pthalo Blue … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 3

Loving the precise lines and solid colours of this project.  As the inking up, layering and multiple press passes is quite long-winded I only had a chance to do two samples for this stage. If you followed stages 1 & … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 1 & 2

My theme for this project is ‘Linear Containment’ and my start point is a simple triangle.  These monoprints are being formed in layers using multiple masks. The aim is: to achieve crisp, sharp objects with some overlapping an ordered visual … Continue reading

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