Monday, December 13, 2010


Fourth graders are slowly but surely finishing up their collagraphs. It's been a long road but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel now...

Here are a few of the final printing plates along side my favorite print of their series:

These are examples of 'ghost' prints - last in the series & using white ink on printing plates & printed on black paper.

Great examples of the differences between tactile & visual textures, don't you think?!


  1. These are beautiful! I'm starting printmaking after clay. This will be great!

  2. Thank you! I would recommend that instead of using tagboard for the backing (like I did this first time) use corrugated cardboard instead (sturdier). Watch the kids carefully so they don't start stacking stuff - everything should be in a single layer for best results. Good luck - send pictures! I'll have all the collagraph printing done by the end of next week so I hope to publish more pix after that...

  3. Awesome! I am planning on doing collagraphs and these are wonderful inspiration@


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