First – the collagraph plates,
quite successfully, I think, if you like imperfect prints. Fortunately I do.
For the ones on fabric, I used [and recommend] Heidi Miracle-McMahill’s method from Quilting Arts No 41- although any imperfections are entirely my own. I used foam brushes to paint different sections in different colours, but found it quite difficult to get the amount of paint right – not so little it dried out before I could make the print, not so much it made blobs – and not so much water I lost the texture. But several of then have possibilities for stitch, and inclusion in the ranks of the 100 drawings.
So I’m still in love with collagraphs.
Here the fabrics are drying – I haven’t actually got round to printing on any of them yet – but I did remember to mark them so I know which is which.
Of course, Quality Control had to join in. Here she is testing my box of old newspapers for me.
They seemed to need a lot of testing, she was hard at work all day…