Collagraphs

A Collagraph is a print that is made by 'collaging' low relief textures onto a board or rigid support with glue, sealing it and then printing itusing the normal printing process for intaglio printing. it can be very expressive, often giving a different result each time. it can be combined with a painterly application of acrylic which also allows for
 interesting texture and tone.


Due to the interesting relief surface, it is easy to add colour through rolling on thinned down coloured ink once initially inked up thus giving further scope for development.

This is a simple but effective image using a skeletal leaf, seaweed and string. 

The beauty of this process is that you are not limited to the size, shape or format of your printing plate.