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Preparing paper for collagraph printing

Discover the pleasure of preparing paper for collagraph printing, and help your printmaking sessions flow smoothly at the same time.

Your printing time is precious. You may be paying for time with the press. You may have a job with deadlines that eat into your printmaking time, or children coming home from school cutting your printing session short.

Some interruptions you can’t avoid, butpreparing paper doesn’t need to slow you down. There is no need to stop inking up and mess about with drippy wet paper and soggy blotting paper each time you are ready to print.

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Making plates from wet-and-dry carborundum paper

I think of wet-and-dry carborundum paper as a fake mezzotint because it will create a beautiful velvety toned ground that is reminiscent of this traditional (highly involved and time consuming) technique.

If you want to make flat areas of strong even tone without waiting for glue to dry then this is the technique for you. If you use doublesided tape it is almost instant.

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Paper Marbling with Blueberry Academy

This is a wonderful technique that is very accessible for people of all abilities. You can get great results almost instantly, and with practice you can become very skilled at creating intricate designs.

The international history of Paper Marbling includes traditional patterns from Japan, Turkey and Europe. We practiced recreating all these patterns and learnt words from the different countries to describe the techniques.

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