RECENTLY PUBLISHED - Carborundum Collagraph Printmaking
Carborundum collagraphs, using carborundum paste, offer the experienced and novice artist-printmaker easy access to printmaking. It is non-toxic to make the printing plate, using materials that are widely available and inexpensive. It involves less time and less materials than other printmaking.
If you can dip a brush into paint and paint it on a board, you can create a printing plate using carborundum paste. Your prints can have vivid full-spectrum colors with a wide range of values and textures. Whether making monoprints, small or large editions, carborundum paste is amazingly versatile and sturdy. It is suited for either abstract or figurative imagery.
This book provides step-by-step instructions to take you from buying materials through making and printing a collagraph plate, to signing your finished artwork. Also included is a brief history and clarification in regards to other print media with carborundum in their names.
Collectors, curators and art historians will also find this book useful, as it has a a brief history of the technique, developed by Henri Goetz in the 1950s -1960s. He wrote a booklet in French, published in 1969. There is no information about this versatile technique in English, and nothing updated until my book.
Additionally, the book clarifies distinctions between this collagraph method and non-collagraph printmaking techniques that incorporate the word "carborundum" in their names.
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