30% of all sales will be donated to Brighton Women's Centre to help them through this tough time. They do amazing work offering hands on support and therapy to women and families here in my local city, Brighton, where we have one of the largest populations of homeless in the country.
This is a small black and white collagraph print.
Collagraphs are a bit like collages, mixed media, stuck firmly to a sturdy surface which is then inked up and selectively wiped to produce highlights. The plate is then printed onto thick damp paper using a lot of pressure.The result is a unique textured print which often shows indentations from the plate media into the paper. It is a laborious and messy process in my experience but the results can be surprisingly good.
This is a very small print, the plate size is 8cm x 4cm and has a border of about 1.5cm-2cm. It is temporarily attached to the mount using water soluble gummed paper. (easily removed with a gentle steam) Including the mount it is sized to fit in a frame 13 x16.5cm but you could easily resize the mount or double mount it to fit a different frame.
I have used oil-based ink and the paper is Somerset 100% rag paper.
The print is signed and dated in pencil.
It will be posted in a sturdy cardboard envelope. (Please note that wherever possible, I recycle or reuse packaging, so although it may not be pretty, it will protect your print. If you want this sent as a gift, please leave me a message and I'll send my prettiest envelope!)
I find this technique particularly difficult and unpredictable, so I did a small series of simple prints to practice wiping exactly the right amount of ink off the plate to produce a pleasing result. This is my favourite from the series. I think it looks like a load of tea towels hanging out on a washing line.
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