Inking my collagraph 'a la poupée'!

Having spent several sessions editing this series of collagraph plates I thought I would show you how I ink them 'a la poupée'. This term means that the plate, or matrix, is inked with different colours, using a ball or wad of fabric, and run through the press in one go. I al

so use silver leaf here as this adds areas of light. This is useful, especially if you are using carborundum, which gives deep, rich colour. I have a wide range of collagraphs on show in various galleries and exhibitions around the UK.

Kunsthuis Gallery,

Cambridge Contemporary Art Mixed Summer Show

Cambridge Original printmakers Biennale

Cambridge Open Studios

Cambridge Drawing Society

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