Behind the curtain

These images are glimpses into what goes on during the (often messy) printmaking process. The finished result for most of these pieces can be found in the shop.

For more information about the methods I use please see this printmaking guide.

Chichen Itza

Contructing a collagraph plate

Chichen Itza

Inking up a collagraph plate

Chichen Itza

An inked collagraph plate ready to go through the press.

Chichen Itza

Pulling the first proof of a collagraph print.

Ammonites III

Pulling a collagraph print.

Barn Owl

A collagraph plate inked and wiped and ready for printing.

Fountains Abbey

A collagraph plate inked in multiple colours, ready to be passed through the press.

Fox

Another collagraph monoprint inked and wiped, ready for printing.

Velvet Ears

Wiping the ink on a collagraph plate to create details.

Joy

Pulling a collagraph print.

Fountains Abbey

Pulling a collagraph print.

Robin Nest

Adding ink to a collagraph plate.

Four Seasons Series

Starting to construct a collagraph plate.

Four Seasons series

Cutting out a collagraph plate.

Four Seasons series

Making running repairs to a collagraph plate. They are often very fragile and can produce only a few impressions.

Four Seasons series

Some stages in inking up a collagraph plate.

Shadow Cat

Carving a piece of Japanese vinyl for a linocut.

Shadow Cat

Rolling ink for a linoprint.

Whitby Abbey

Close up detail of a collagraph plate.

Whitby Abbey

A collagraph plate sealed with shellac and ready for inking.