I have a question. What did you use to get the different textures? My printmaking class is doing collagraphs at the moment and I'm really curious as to your texture techniques. We've played with just about everything we could find, things that we could get from the dollar tree or whatever we had at home. I just wonder what your textures are and how they were created.
how do different papers affect the look of the print? And how do you do multiple colors while collagraphing? I'm wanting to try this method of printmaking but it seems so difficult and intimidating! Give me tips! Help!
Hot pressed paper works well for me, vellum is ideal. Colour..... most of my prints are À la poupée, some are stencilled and multi plated, some are hand coloured with watercolours. Best tip, is to experiment with the materials before creating a challenging image, or you will be discouraged if it looks like road kill. Find out how to make dark, mid and light tones.
I do like this and would like to know more about it please. For example what have you used to create the matrix for this print. My understanding of a Collagraph is that the matrix is made from a collage of textures that are adhered to a support surface and then inked and a print taken from it. I am interested to know what you have used to create this beautiful textured print from.