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Copy of Copy of Collagraphs and Relief Prints

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Renee Lentz

on 7 October 2014

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Transcript of Copy of Copy of Collagraphs and Relief Prints

Print Making
A print is an impression made from the original master plate.
Most prints can be made over and over.
A collagraph is made by adding and gluing down materials, creating a collage. Collagraph comes from the Greek word koll or kola which means glue.

Collagraphy was given its name in 1956 by artist
Glen Alps
and was made popular by artists such as
Stanley William Hayter
What is a print?
Technique: collagraph
We will be making
prints call collagraphs
We will also be making
prints called reliefs
Relief printing is a process in which the painted area is created by the areas of the surface of the plate that have not been carved, or the areas that are left alone. The scratched areas do not usually print, since they are recessed.

Relief prints can be made be carving, scratching or etching into various materials such as Styrofoam, linoleum, plexiglass, wood, etc...
Artists who have used collagraph printing in their work:
William Hayter
Glen Alps
Can you tell an additive print from a reductive print?
Relief Prints
Pablo Picasso
Stanley William Hayter, CBE (December 27, 1901 – May 4, 1988) was an English painter and printmaker associated in the 1930s with Surrealism and from 1940 onward with Abstract Expressionism

Do a preliminary 8" x 10" sketch of your composition. Transfer this design to the canvas panel using a pencil. Decide which textures might be used in specific areas and gather the needed materials. Keep in mind that the higher the plane on the canvas, the more deeply embossed the print will be.
Cut or shape various materials to fit the design. Matboard shapes, pieces of twine, fabrics, wire mesh, pressed leaves, will all create beautiful textures.
Using gel medium, adhere various materials to the canvas panel.
If desired, apply optional texture gel mediums.
When all items are glued to the canvas panel and/or the texture mediums are completely dry, coat the entire surface with gel medium and let the panel dry for 24 hours.
Prepare paper for printing by soaking it in water for at least 30 minutes. Blot it dry by layering sheets of dry paper or paper towels on it.
Place the collagraph panel on the printing press bed and center the damp paper directly over it. Place the catcher blanket directly on top of the damp printing paper, the cushion blanket on top of the catcher and the pusher on the very top. Run the collagraph panel and paper through the printing press.
John Ross

triptych call Homage to the City
a series of three 22" x 30" collographs

two-color 38.5" x 29.5"
collograph called City of Dreams, 1985
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