My range of self-assembly toys and models – they are both – is now on sale at Basically Wooden. I’m hoping to add two more soon, including this one.
I have been working on this collagraph print for the past week or two, learning the process as much as anything. CATO Press in east Bristol can handle quite large print plates, this one is about 55cm in diameter and is available to buy.
I think the real thing looks a bit better than this photo. Now working on another two or three collagraphs but not so big – the cost of paper can be prohibitive. This one is printed on ‘bread and butter’ paper (250 gsm) which is probably not really heavy enough for collagraph. I had some waste having printed with the paper too damp and had peeling as a result.
We had a community print evening recently, lots of people lino-cutting, very jolly. These are regular events at CATO Press, check us out and drop by if you are in the area, all welcome.
Just foolin’ around.
Ready to print my first large collagraph at Cato Press, if my paper ever arrives from Lawrence Art Supplies (Brighton). Not their fault, just the delivery firm. The only place to buy a good range of print paper in Bristol is Bower Ashton art college (University of the West of England) but they are shut for the summer. I need a wider than average sheet for this relief print.
Since making this proof I have altered the image quite a bit but hopefully this will be the final effort. Time to start work on the next one. I feel at home with collagraph and I can work on the image without special equipment – just glue, knives, card and other thin material – in my studio at home.
Having spent a lot of time recently on my plywood toys and models – now on sale at Basically Wooden – I hope to give more attention to print making.