Below is text from the International Madonna Print Exchange II blog spot. I submitted an edition of prints, one of which is currently travelling in an exhibition with the other submitted Madonna's throughout the USA.
"Madonna of Sorrow"- homage to Michelangelo's Pieta
The Collagraph Printmaking process continues to interest me as a printmaker.
I have been preparing material for a weekend workshop at Maldon, which begins on Saturday 22nd and goes until 24th March.
This Collagraph is one of the samples I will have at the workshop. The plate is made of natural grass, ripped card, wall papers and textured papers. The plate was sealed with a liquid Shellac mixture and when dried, the plate was inked up with water based AKUA intaglio inks on dampened Fabriano Rosapina printing paper and printed through the printing press.
I hope to feature in my next Blog entry, the prints produced & the printmakers themselves at work during this workshop.
Final preparations are being made for the Maldon 3 day Printmaking Workshop on
"The Introduction to Monotype/Mono print, Dry point & Collagraph"
on the 22nd - 24th March 2014.
Day one - Introduction to Collagraph & creation of a small Collagraph plate.
Day two - Introduction to Drypoint and the production of a small Drypoint plate and introduction to Monotypes/Mono prints and how they can be combined with Drypoint.
Day three - A frenzied printing day printing pre-prepared Collagraph plate, Drypoint plate and Monotype plates.
This Monotype process is described below.
Akua Intaglio Inks were used on Fabriano Rosapina paper.