|"Spring" from the 4 Seasons Collection|
Many of you know only my jewelry on Etsy. With the opening my new shop, I will be selling original prints as well as cards, and copies of original prints that sold and are popular. I don't have a good printer where I live for this. So I am open to names nation wide if you have one. For years I explored collographs. Inspired by a local artist and fellow printmaker Tony Abyeta. Few people knew how to make a line with this method of printmaking. I was determined I could. And did.
A collograph can be made may ways. These were made by carving, layering paper, leaves and then gessoing over them. When it all dries, I coat the plate with acrylic so the ink does not permeate the plate and break it down while printing. The plates get quite thick and I used carpet padding as a blanket when printin. The 4 Seasons Crosses were multiple plate images. Each plate holding a different color. Registration is complex, but doable. Below are the Winter, Summer, and Fall from this series.
I had the slides converted to digital files. I am not a photoshop person, so the colors are a bit off. "Summer" is actually a peach with the blue. One step at a time.
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