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Re: [teacherartexchange] collograph question


From: Dulcius (dulcius_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun May 06 2007 - 17:00:13 PDT

When I have my students make collagraphs, I do have them coat the plate with
acrylic gloss medium. However, when I took a printmaking class at the
museum a couple of years ago, we printed from collagraph plates that weren't
covered with anything, and we made more than one print (the stuff does have
to be glued down extra well, and printed in more of a relief than an
intaglio way). By the way, I have posted some of my students' animal
collagraphs (from tagboard collage plates) and abstract collagraphs (from
"texture stuff", printed on black paper) on my artsonia site
-Lydia in Toledo

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Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] collograph question

> After I have my students make collograph prints (with pieces of tagboard
> glued down), I have them use oil pastel on the printboards (the next week,
> after they are dry.) I encourage them to use the oil pastels on the
> negative spaces--those areas that are not raised--and leave some of the
> printing ink to unify the piece. Then we adhere them to a construction
> paper "frame"--using a color that enhances the piece. They are really
> beautiful. I do this same method when I have the students make printboards
> with pieces of foamboard glued to a cardboard base--oil pastel is applied
> to the negative spaces (in this case, it's very important not to try to
> apply oil pastel to the foam pieces, as that will make all the ink come
> off.) I do this with my K-3 students. Oh--on the tagboard collagraph
> prints, I usually have them cover them with polymer medium--it helps keep
> all the pieces adhered when they are printing the next week.
> Mary H.
>> When you create a collograph our of cardboard and other materials (wire,
>> cardboard, scratch foam) should you seal it with anything or do you just
>> use it
>> once and throw it away?
>> Terri
>> NYC
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