Meeting the Victorian press

Today Xtina introduced us to the Victorian Press, a beautiful older lady who showed us just how she flexes her muscles to produce results from our collagraphs. I’m a little bit in love with the blind printing, running the collagraph through the press without ink. The slightest texture is picked out and now we think we know what we’re doing, we’ve all got more ideas. Xtina showed the way and in we jumped, as you can see from the photos.

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Meeting the Victorian Press, getting ready to blind print from one of the collagraphs
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Checking the results from the blind print, a first pressing before inking the collagraph
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My turn!
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Preparing the paper, rolling between sheets of blotting paper to remove excess water
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All hands to the press
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Inking up a collagraph plate
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A blind print from a collagraph plate, the button polish has lifted off the plate.
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Inking up, rolling, collagraphs, action
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Revealing the print
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A work out for all
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A ghost print

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