Tag Archives: carborundum

Carborundum grit makes areas on the printing plate which hold more ink, and therefore print very dark.

Artists’ prints with chine collee

I have collected these examples of artists’ prints with chine collee to illustrate some of the many ways you can use this versatile technique, and inspire you to try it in your own prints.

The artists here work with a variety of print techniques, these examples include mono print, etching, lino print, wood cut, carborundum and collagraph.

Among the chine collee papers in the prints illustrated you will spot found materials (dress pattern, newspaper articles and photos) as well as plain and multi coloured paper.

Chine collee can be very subtle, it is often hard to tell Continue reading

Ross Loveday, Rhythm of the heat, carborundum print

Artists making carborundum prints

If you would like inspiration for your carborundum prints here it is!

Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of colour, tone, texture and passion you find in carborundum prints. There are just so many inspiring artists working with this medium. The technique used in most of these examples is very close to painting, the artist working directly Continue reading

carborundum paint

Carborundum paint printing plates

Making plates with carborundum paint is a technique beloved by many printmakers, and once you have tried it you will understand why.

It is a lovely, free painterly technique and you can work quite fast if that suits you. The marks can be very expressive, and the prints often look like a lithograph or even Continue reading

pva brush stroke with carborundum

Making printing plates with carborundum powder

This is an exciting technique creating lovely rich tones with expressive brush strokes, and dynamic splashes.
Carborundum powder is a fine abrasive, also known as silicon carbide. You can also use emery Continue reading