Tuesday 29 August 2023

Karen Wicks Too

We started day 2 by printing the collagraph plates we had made on day 1 and that Karen had varnished for us.

I also tried printing on fabric

I took a ghost print on paper after printing the fabric.  The plate had taken the impression of the weave of the fabric.

Between days 1 & 2, I made this plate using the packaging from some medicine.

During the afternoon we played with gelli plates seeing what impression our plates would make in the paint on the gelli plate and then taking monoprints.  Some worked better than others!

I think the best results were what the collagraph plates looked like at the finish with the mix of printing ink and acrylic paint.

I really had a lot of fun with Karen and learning this technique.  I don't know whether I will take it any further.  I think you have to be more careful and patient than I am willing to be.  My style is more slapdash.

Thanks for joining me today


  1. Isn't it amazing how much texture and form you can get with such simple tools. It looks as though you had a really interesting couple of days. Even if you don't take this technique further you've enjoyed the whole design process, explored your themes and produced some interesting imagery. I wonder if you've come across Sarah Ross-Thompson's wonderful work with collagraph printing?

    1. No I hadn't but have now lookoed up Sarah. Thank you


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