This is a first run of the collagraph plate for this print. I left it simple, just black and white to see how the image came out. The plate was made on a piece of foam core and the tree was outlined with string glued to the plate. The bottom around the tree is rice glued to the plate. It gives a good relief effect. The leaves were also glued to the plate. The plate was sealed before I applied ink.
After the print was run through the press, I hand colored the leaves.
BFK Reeves print paper and oil based inks