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Re: [teacherartexchange] collograph #3


From: Holmgren (holmgren_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue May 08 2007 - 19:31:29 PDT

I have always printed collagraphs as a relief print. I don't wet the
printing paper--just put it on the inked plate and roll a dry brayer over
it--or just rub well with your fingers. The first print often is not the
best one--subsequent ones turn out better.I don't have the kids wash the
plate off, but just use it over and over again, and let the colors mix. I
have found that Speedball ink works the best for me--I tried a cheaper brand
once, and it didn't work well at all.

Mary H.

Subject: [teacherartexchange] collograph #3

> Thank you for all your suggestions...this journey with collographs has
> made
> me want to perfect it.. in a very frusterating way!
> I tried my collograph today by printing it on wet manila paper (which is a
> cream color, boohoo) and it worked OK. However the water based ink is so
> tacky
> and dry its so hard to pull a good print. I am also hand printing it since
> we
> dont have a printing press.
> I am also printing it relief style, not intaglio... is this a bad idea or
> is it just another way to print it?
> Suggestions for printing by hand?
> terri
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