Loving shape and form has inspired this collagraph with an imaginary set of landscapes, all quite stark, but we both know they are beautiful.
You can just imagine the peace of walking along a path in this abstract world.
on rainy Sundays I love to play around with collagraphs and mono prints, this is a collagraph, that means that I have created my "ingredients" to be inked up in various materials. I only print a few, this print is no 1 of 4 created, you receive the print in the photograph. I tend to at most make 4 - 5 prints from the collagraph plate/s, as their purpose is to be very creative and not as process bound as my etchings and linocuts.
My collagraph elements are made from cardboard pieces, I add tape, scratch and cut lines, let the plate dry and then I shellack it so it takes the ink nicely. As the cardboard is fragile,it does not make many prints, something that I as a printmaker also find very relaxing.
I ink up all the separate pieces and put the first ones on the press, I then keep adding in several pulls through the press, getting the overlap that is such a big part of this kind of printing.
I have printed my collagraph monoprint on heavy weight printmaking paper,
warm white and lightly textured.
I have printed with a soft sooty black and a lovely warm sand ochre yellow in oilbased etching inks.
I have signed the monoprint on the front, and numbered it 1/4
The papersize is 11" x 16" ( 28cm x 41 cm )
and the printed are measures 8" x 13" (20 x 33 cm)
This size fits in a variety of standard frames, and would like to hang in a place where you come quite close to the print to appreciate all the variations in details.
I ship from my studio in Denmark, wrapped so it arrives safely to you, just say if you would like gift wrap!
Thanks, for looking in my shop, and welcome back.
card board, tape, shellack, printmaking inks, printmaking paper, etching press, artists skill and imagination