Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Adventures in Printmaking

Above are a few of the results of my recent ventures back into the world of printmaking. These collagraphs were a real treat to create from the initial concept and planning to the finished prints. The smaller of the two was inked in two colors and the red areas are chin colle. The finished print was hand colored in a few spots with watercolor. (A simpler version of this plate can be seen in a previous post.)
The larger print was also hand colored with watercolor.
Does anyone have any tips or tricks for speeding up the inking and wiping process? As much as I love collagraph, my full time day job does not leave me much time for this very time consuming process. Compared to this, printing linocuts is a snap.

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