A Mommy-Tyler Glue Collagraph Collaboration
If you read my last post, then you know that Tyler was on Spring Break last week. So, for this week's tutorial try-out (Belinda Del Pesco's Glue Collagraph Tutorial), I had a helper...
Tyler drew pictures (using a sharpie marker) on matboard that was coated with gloss varnish. I traced his drawings using Elmer's glue, straight from the bottle.
We let the glue dry overnight, then the next day we inked our plates using a brayer and Speedball water soluble black ink. (We printed the images on 140 lb. watercolor paper.)
When I was in college, the "second pull" was always my favorite, so we were sure to create "ghost prints" too!
(This was a lot of fun, and I'll definitely be doing it again, but I think I'm going to try different glues to see if I can find one that isn't as runny.)
Did you try this tutorial?
If so, please be sure to link up below.
(I can't wait to see!)
And, be sure to read all the way to the end of the post to see what tutorial I'm trying next!
It seems I've been bitten by the printmaking bug, so next week I'll be trying out a tutorial that has been at the very top of my list ever since I saw my friend Karen creating lots and lots of beautiful gelatin prints.
Gelatin Printing Using A Homemade Block by Karen at I am Rushmore
I am very lucky to have received a super fun zine from Karen that describes how to make a gelatin block in great detail. But, I realize that not everyone knows how to make a gelatin block, so here is a link to a site that has directions (and answers many other gelatin related questions too):
Linda Germain's Gelatin Printing