If you think ‘combs’ and ‘cement’ sound odd together, this post should help to change your mind. Combed cement creates a range of strong textures which are very effective in collagraph printing plates.
You can approach this technique in various ways; speedy and dynamic, geometric and measured, or slow, flowing and meditative. There is a combed cement technique for all temperaments!
Create a comb collection
Assorted combs for cement
Combs are wonderful tools for Continue reading
Whisking tile cement enables you to create collagraph plates with lovely spirals and 3d tube forms which can be quite geometric, or very organic. Continue reading
Welcome to the world of Tile Cement, a.k.a. Tile Adhesive.
A big tub of Tile Cement
This wonderfully versatile material is great for a whole range of plate making techniques.
It is a an essential foundation material for any printmaker who makes Continue reading
If you like textures in printmaking you will love crackle texture. You will have seen this effect on Japanese ceramics and old paintings, it is often used to give the impression of age on painted furniture and ‘vintage’ ornaments.
Crackle texture suggests many associations….
Collagraph print with crackle texture
Drought, desert, geological formations, rock forms, ageing, the effects of time and heat…. Continue reading