Collagraph Prints

Another printmaking medium I like to work in is Collagraph. Collagraphy is a really versatile printmaking process in which a textured plate is created by using collage to build the image. It is inked up (often taking hours!) then put through a press. The collagraph plate is first varnished to ensure the ink does not penetrate the collage and can be printed intaglio or relief. In producing collagraph art prints there is always an element of surprise as every print is different.