The Red Canoes
I really should be working on my Christmas cards, but I just finished a new collagraph print. There's nothing quite so exciting as finishing a print when it starts as an idea and some bits of cardboard. This is big for me, a little over 10 by 10 inches and hand tinted with watercolour. Collagraphs are made by taking bits of cardboard or other materials and varnishing them, then applying ink and printing. It's a fairly simple process that can achieve an amazing variety of results. I have 3 others to paint. None of them will end up looking quite like this one.
But I really should get back to those cards.
Cardboard printing plate The finished print!
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