Staring you in the face

I had one of those little 'well of course' moments today. I have been working on an intaglio plate with some very deeply etched areas. I decided that I would add some acrylic gel / carborundum grit to these in place of an aquatint to provide some texture as well as tone. I proofed the plate this morning and noticed [...]

Carborundum Print

A couple of months ago, I wrote about some experimentation I had done with collagraphic media. Subsequently, I used the technique in a print that I have not editioned yet, and I am just finishing the editioning of a new work executed completely as a carborundum print. The process is relatively straight forward. I used Golden Heavy Acrylic Gel Medium [...]

Collagraph experiments

I am always on the hunt for new ways to make marks. Over the last few days I have been playing around with the use of acrylic gel mediums and carborundum (silicon carbide) grit as collagraphic media. The basic idea here is that the surface of the plate is built up with layers of texture. The resulting plate is then [...]

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