13. Sep, 2020

Collograpph with Gemma Reid

I had a fascinating day doing collagraph workshop with Gemma Reid. I discovered there are two sorts of collagraph - relief and intaglio. Relief Prints can be obtained from something as fine as onion skins and the intaglio method uses mount board (or even cereal boxes) where you carve the design into the surface with a scalpel and then lift off the top layers of card. The deeper the cuts the darker the imprint. Here is my design of a fantail. It has been cut but has not been inked or printed as yet. The prints will not all be the same but then a limited edition run of prints often has subtle variations also. Gemma has recently returned to New Zealand after 20 years overseas and is an extremely talented printmaker