I am in North Carolina at the Penland School of Crafts studying with Steve Miller of Red Hydra Press.
OMG. The Sandragraph.
So simple. So fun.
So you make a very low relief collage–a collagraph on three-quarter MDF board.
Then you cover that with matte medium and a thin layer of muslin.
Follow that with more matte medium, adding texture with your brush or other tools. Make sure to keep a low relief!!
This then goes into the press and gets printed like a regular plate or block, giving a similar mysterious quality as the pressure print. I’ll be printing text next, then a SCRATCHNEG. More on that later in the week. Another great technique that allows me to exploit making little dots.
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