It’s week 2 of our Tactile Timeline research for Rochester Cathedral. Our mono-types from last week are looking great and we’re impressed at our first group foray into print making. Thank you Xtina for your patience!
Today we learnt about Collagraphs. The term collagraph refers to a collage board where the materials are assembled on a flat base or plate to form a relief block with different surface levels and textures. Collagraph plates are created by sticking and gluing materials like textured paper or fabric onto the plate and then coated with varnish (shellac) or acrylic medium afterwards to protect the materials.
Xtina led us through the various stages of creating a Collagraph, Michelle Lees from Rochester Cathedral lent a helping hand. Our completed Collagraph plates are now drying, in readiness for inking up and printing next week. I hope the photographs show what a great day we had. There were even lengthy moments of concentrated silence, a rare occurrence for our group!