The weekend started with a demo and explanation of how to make our collagraph plates. Then came sketching, designing and plate making. This took all of Saturday, so we left Hester to varnish our plates ready for Sunday morning. Arriving Sunday morning we found all our plates had been varnished. Hester gave us a detailed explanation of how to ink up our plates and wipe and ‘burnish’ them ready for printing. As I had 2 plates I printed each one, then set about making changes (a
So the lovely MrStu gave me a Gelli plate printing kit for Christmas, some Gelato water-soluble crayons and some Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils. As I had been given some lovely gifts from my wonderful students I set about making Thank you cards..... After unpacking the kit I used Acrylic paint on the Gelli plate and rolled an even covering. I then impressed, scored and lifted out different textures and patterns. I impressed feathers onto the plate and took negative prints.