Collagraph making.

At Lino and Print club today I had a go at making a collagraph. They turned out ok but there is a lot to learn about rubbing back the ink in order to get just the right amount of colour. Sometimes it is too pale and at other times the ink spreads into areas that you don’t want it to.

A collagraph is usually made by gluing layers of cardboard or textured materials to make a design. You can also incise into the card to make more patterns and add or remove parts of the cardboard to make shapes. It is important to cover the matrix with a layer of sealer if you wish to keep using your design for a while.

It is a simple technique but what can be created with collagraph techniques can be intricate and beautiful.

Why not give it a go!

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