I have finally got around to finishing this tutorial, with one thing and another I just haven't got around to it.
It could all go wrong... but here goes..
This is the story of one of my first collagraph prints...
It started with a rook in my garden.. I was so surprised to see it, needless to say no camera to hand. So with a quick look on the internet I found a photo of a rook that I liked, printed it and traced it.
Then off to get samples of textured wall paper, you know the stuff.. the wallpaper that no one wants... I now have samples for the world, and cannot walk past a wallpaper aisle without taking a few samples . I often wonder what the the staff think of me..... 'A wallpaper bag lady' I wonder if they think that I decorate my walls with the stuff... Yuck!....... I think that I am doing the DIY shops a service, by taking some samples and recycling it... That is my story and I'm sticking to it.Anyway, I diverse.... On a piece of stiff card I turned the rook over an placed the tracing on the card and re-drew the rook so that the drawing was transferred onto the cardboard. Remembering that when it is printed the image will be reversed.
If you want to see how I made this collagraph plate just click on the link A collagraph tutorial or on the side bar at 'Other places'.
I love doing collagraph but have so much to learn, If anyone has any advice, all is welcome, I appreciate all the help I can get.
If on the other hand anyone would like to ask me a question please just ask.