Discover the best way to ink and print a collagraph plate
The first thing to say is that each printmaker is unique and everybody does it differently.
It is still fun to argue about the best way to ink up a plate though!
I know from experience that ‘inking up’ can get pretty heated.
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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
Do your prints often come out crooked on the (expensive) printing paper? If you are just guessing its straight, and hoping for the best, then this post is for you. You can end hit or miss registration forever with this handy method, and as a bonus it will also help you to keep your press bed clean so your prints
What are Scrapstores?
Scrapstores are a wonderful source of inspirational materials for experimental printmakers.
Most Scrapstores run as charities, and the purpose is to provide low-cost materials for creative play, crafts, and community projects.
All sorts of foam
They collect clean waste from local industries, and also