||Collagraph is a word
that comes from the French word "collage." In collagraphy, the artist pastes cut pieces of paper
or attaches object to a plate (matrix) made from mat board, masonite, or similar substance. The
plate is then covered with a protective coat of shellac or acrylic medium. The plate should be
very shallow, with small gradations in height: about the height of a cut piece of paper, but no
higher than a penny. Then the plate is inked in the style of intaglio: ink is pushed into the crevices
and the surface is wiped clean..
In these examples of collagraphs by Oakland artist Yvonne Brown, cut pieces of paper are used. The print is then hand-colored using watercolor.
|"Ramadan" by Yvonne Brown|