I did some collagraph prints a while back that I never got around to put up, but now’s as good a time as any.
The first is just a board I cut up in an angled sort of grid and set on the bed of the press with a little space in between the pieces. First I printed a bunch blind, some of which I later colored with water colors. Then inked the pieces separately with warm colors. And finally, I inked the pieces the same way, but rearranged them into an abstract voodoo inspired by the Cedar Breaks Amphitheater.
For this next one, I carved a tree into a board and pasted some threads parallel to the branches. I printed blind a couple times, but I’ve lost those in my den of paper so I can’t show you. I can show you how inked the plate the first time. I cut a piece of acetate to use as a wavy mask to only ink part of the plate, printed, then used complementary pieces to mask other parts of the plate and inked in another color, printed, lather rinse repeat.
Finally I just inked it up regular. I like how you can see the glue strokes from when I pasted on the threads. It adds a good texture.