Friday, December 3, 2010

I love printmaking! 3rd grade collagraphs...

rolling the ink on the plate

placing the paper over the plate to transfer the design

prints and plates drying on the rack

some of the used plates are also works of art!

we hand-colored some of the prints for one-of-a-kind artist proofs


  1. would this work with paint too, or only printers ink?

  2. Printers ink stays wet and sticky longer than paint, and doesn't absorb as quickly. You could try paint, but I doubt you would get the same results. It kind of depends on the absorbancy of your materials. Some people coat the plate with glue first - that might work better if using paint.


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