A chine colle collage of assorted archival papers including reproductions of antique bird engravings and background handprinted paper. Each collage print is one of a kind.
The chine colle process is an old technique of collaging to a base sheet using archival paste and then (traditionally) overprinted with an etching or relief plate. I print plain Japanese paper (Kitakata usually) with various woodblocks that I have carved for other art-pieces. Along with these paper fragments in gorgeous garden-colored inks, I add antique bird engravings and touches of metallic patterned Asian papers.
Matted in a neutral white acid free mat to size 10x8” with a 7x5” image size. Packed in cello sleeve.
archival paper, acid free mat board and back board, Japanese paste, cello sleeve.