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.
Contructing a collagraph plate
Inking up a collagraph plate
An inked collagraph plate ready to go through the press.
Pulling the first proof of a collagraph print.
Pulling a collagraph print.
A collagraph plate inked and wiped and ready for printing.
A collagraph plate inked in multiple colours, ready to be passed through the press.
Another collagraph monoprint inked and wiped, ready for printing.
Wiping the ink on a collagraph plate to create details.
Adding ink to a collagraph plate.
Starting to construct a collagraph plate.
Cutting out a collagraph plate.
Making running repairs to a collagraph plate. They are often very fragile and can produce only a few impressions.
Some stages in inking up a collagraph plate.
Carving a piece of Japanese vinyl for a linocut.
Rolling ink for a linoprint.
Close up detail of a collagraph plate.
A collagraph plate sealed with shellac and ready for inking.