It has been a little while coming but this blog post is image heavy.I am three -quarter's way through a ten week print course with Sue Brown at The Yard in Cheltenham.I have always loved printmaking so was interested to find out about Sue's silk aquatint collagraph method which uses no nasty chemicals.
This is a plate before it has been inked up and printed.It uses silk applied with watered acrylic to card then layers of exterior grade wood glue to give tones.In addition you can apply thin caed and tile cement to give whites and textures.
These are the plates I have developed from my seed pod drawings.Poppy, Camassia and Love- in -a -mist.
And what follows are the various prints taken from them.This is Chine Colle
basically adding tissue to give blasts of colour,pattern.
Plates on left with straight print on the right.
Plate in middle ,with straight print on left and viscosity print on right.
Plate and print
On fabric on left and viscosity on right.
plate in middle with ordinary print on left and viscosity on right.
Other way around here
I have really enjoyed the process and plan to use it to develop some print on fabric and introduce stitch.Sue has a blog
where I first saw her work ,take a look you won't be disappointed.