Another collagraphed landscape, and I’m at last getting somewhere that I want to be.
Except it isn’t really collagraph: there wasn’t any sticking. It’s printed from strips of foamboard, which has two useful features: the smooth surface makes it easier to print flat even colours; and when you bend it, it creases, breaking up the surface and creating unpredictable textures.
This is another landscape, made from string and card and tape and paper, printed in white and black inks onto brown kraft paper, and then the sun stencilled on.
Perhaps collagraph is starting make sense now.
Still fighting to get collagraph to “work”. I managed to stick enough paper and string and card and foil and even leaves to a couple of backing boards to make a landscape.
I experimented with printing the first board in white ink onto coloured paper, the second board in black, and then stencilling a circle for the sun.
It’s difficult to get enough ink onto the uneven surface of the collagraph plate; you can see how the density increases with successive prints, but it’s possible to have some control over this with careful burnishing.
All: Collagraph on paper, A5.
Struggling with collagraph. At last, I managed to make this image by printing individual textures separately.
For example, the furrows of the ploughed field are printed from corrugated card; the clouds with a kitchen sponge; and the trees with, appropriately, leaves.