Tuesday, 17 November 2009


From drawing to collagraph, I always enjoy the development of an image. I am very relieved
that this plate printed so reliably. I have had a few very public failures recently.
I am still working on the plate, adding glue to lighten the areas around the brush and putting
more highlights on the bird and moths. I now feel confident about making a start on the second
drawing. I am always surprised at what can be achieved with such simple DIY materials, PVA glue, poly filla, grey board and carborundum. The secret ingredient that binds them all together? Textured wall paper of course!


Blue Sky Dreaming said...

This is just wonderful! The texture is fabulous. I recently returned to thinking about collagraphs and will need to look into new materials. Always fun to explore.
Mary Ann

Chatters said...

This is so beautiful, I would love to try etching.

Chatters said...

ahh yes I did comment lol