Thursday, March 30, 2017

Collagraph plate

This is a small collagraph plate that I made recently.  It's approx 5" x 5" and made from cardboard mat board.  I have not printed from it yet but will get around to it soon.  It has been coated with several coats of Shellac for protection.

I recently bought a small portable printing press after my original press was damaged some years ago. The new press which is actually a die-cutting machine but can be used for printmaking.  I have already printed a small linocut  on this machine and the quality of the print was very good. It's the Xcut Xpress.

This is an old pattern of lilies that I had from printmaking years ago so I have just re-used it here and hope to make some more interesting plates in future.

Red Scarf

Small drawing done recently with Pastel and Pastel Pencil on Fabriano pastel paper.