Printmaking indulgence


Yesterday I indulged myself ccompletely.  My inner creative child just loved inking up the two collagraph plates that I designed and made a couple of week ago. At this time of year there are lots of summer blooms to enjoy so I couldn’t resist making a collograph print. The plate was made from mounting board. I used wallpaper samples to get texture, netting, twine untwisted and teased out for the stem and lots of pva glue for subtle highlights to suggest the frailty of the petals of the Peony. Next I mixed vintage coloured inks. The photo above shows the plate after it had been inked and through the press.

Here’s the first result. The colours and detail came out well. I was pleased with the result (always difficult to show on a photo). My print was hand pressed on A3 Watercolour paper.


My next post will show my next collagraph. I hope you enjoy It.

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Serene Saturday: Cerulean Cornflowers


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Cerulean cornflowers

Sedately soaring like

Sapphire stars;

Touring tourmaline

Skies.

An old Egyptian legend tells us that  tourmaline, on its way up from the centre of the earth, passed over a rainbow. So that’s why  it is still referred to as the ‘gemstone of the rainbow’.

Toumaline in crystal therapy is known to heal the mind.

Soulful Roses


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Lover’s tipsy posies

They sip dewy petal potions

As their rouched lips

Whisper

A tryst…

Betroval.

 

Lazy Sunday: Amazing Amethyst Floral display

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Lazy Sunday: Amazing Amethyst Floral display

Amazing Amethyst floral display,
Whimsical,
Mysterious,
Blazing,
Star gazing.
A glorious array!

Happy blazing June, at last. May the sun shine on all of us!

Luxurious Lupins

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Luxurious Lupins

Luxurious Lupins
Flourishing,
Nourishing
Nougat turrets,
Glittering,
Tinkling
Amethyst
Pixie pinnacles.

Smell the healing fragrance of honey. Nourish your imagination.
This border in the town centre of Welwyn Garden City was filled with lupins and Cerulean iris, so beautiful.

Classical Camellia

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Classical Camellia

Classical Camillia,
Sensual fever,
Rippling Rasberry,
Natural mastery.
Kate Greenaway’s’ Language of Flowers’ says that the meaning of the Camillia is admiration and perfection. It is a good luck gift for a man.

Orange


The colour ‘orange’, the theme of Cee’s weekly photo challenge for this week. How does the colour orange make you feel?   Orange makes me feel creative and gives me the energizing sunshine filling my heart. orange

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Daily prompt: Close


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Diva Dahlia,
Winter white
Snowflake,
Close,
Poised,
Piroetting ice
Fairy’s toes:
Leaving a trail
Of gold.

Floral Thursday: Fortuitous Fuchsia


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Fortuitous fuchsia,
Fascinating;
Fastidious;
Fanciful!
Whimsical wings;
Stamens sing;
A wish in the wind:
Lingering twinkling,
Fairy dust glittering,
Delicate bells tinkling.