Sweet Carrot Collagraph

In my last post I showed you the collagraph plates that I had been working on.  The process of making collagraphs is a time-consuming one, regardless of the size.  Once you are able to print, you need to ink up the plate, wipe off some of the ink, align the plate on the press, soak paper in water, blot the paper, put the paper on the plate, run through the press, and hang it up to dry.  Although there are many steps to pulling a print, the excitement comes from seeing the image as you pull the paper off of the plate as you never know how it will turn out.  Sometimes they turn out great, and sometimes meh.  I am quite pleased with how my wild carrot series turned out.  Here is the first of 4 small limited  variable editions, titled Sweet Carrot.  I named them that as the little white flowers look so sweet in the fields where I walk the dogs.  Although mainly white, some of the flowers can be pink.  They are also called Bird Nest and is part of the Cow Parsley family.

COL197-001COL198-001COL199-001These prints have a fair amount of detail and texture on them.  I have listed them in my Etsy Shop where you can purchase them here.

Thank you.