Here is a new series of small works using chine colle technique to collage fragments of handprinted papers onto a heavier aid-free base sheet.
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.
Each design is 9"x7" with a plate mark, and is one of a kind, matted in a neutral white acid-free mat to 14x11" outer measurements, backed with foam core, and ready to frame.
handprinted paper fragments, reproductions of antique bird engravings, Japanese decorative papers, Nori paste, acid free paper mount, acid free mat, back board of foam core and cello sleeve.