Saturday, November 16, 2013

The collographic plate, part 2

If you missed part 1, please go here before reading this post.  Please note that the link opens in a new window.

These are the supplies you will need for this part of the process:

Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil (must use heavy duty only)
White Glue (PVA)
Old faux credit card
Collographic plate started on Day 1

Measure the width (or length) of your collographic plate.

Leave ample room for overlap.

Apply glue to the back and adhere to the foil.  Spread a generous amount of glue (and I mean GENEROUS) around the entire plate front, including in, around, and out of the raised images.  Use your faux credit card to even the glue out, but don't scrape it off.  Just level the glue and get in any cracks that you might have missed.

Gently push the foil against the string and use the dry end of your card (or a different one) to smooth the foil over the edges.  Make sure all sides are glued and covered, including the back.

Remove your excess foil, making sure the entire piece is still covered.

If you have long fingernails like mine, be sure they don't tear the foil.  I almost did as can be seen in the tree trunk.

Now you must wait another day (at least, depending upon your climate) for the glue to dry.  I'll be back soon with more on this technique.

Today is Day 17
of AEDM and I have finished my collographic plate and am waiting for it to dry.

16 thoughtful remarks:

Janet said...

Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Eliza said...

Ok I am staying tuned for the next episode the anxiety is killing me.

Hugs Eliza

Karla B said...

Can't wait for tomorrow. I'm curious!Have a magical day, my friend!

dawn said...

Hello, so excited to see the next part, loving this cute tree so far. Will wait till your all done then give this a try too.

How nice that your helping your friend with her cabinets, we all need a buddy like that. I'm so proud of how well your keeping up with AEDM. I've enjoyed each day of it and seeing so much of you, YAY!!
I will be combining my mandala and T time post tonight. Tomorrow I have to babysit and then go right to my bible study class. Wait till you see the beverage I'm sharing with you this week, you will be surprised.
Have a wonderful day my friend. Our day is already rainy and windy (frown face).

Carol said...

You definitely have my attention :) Sometimes the dry time is art drives me up a tree....want to get on with the next step and be done with it ..LOL! One of the reasons I always have multiple things going on.

Anoeska said...

I can't wait to see the end result. I'm very curious! See you tomorrow!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Going to be a great little plate to make your mark. Thanks for the wonderful tutorials...xox

Krisha said...

I can see a lot of possibilities here, but I am very interested in just what YOU will be doing with this, so I'll be back.

Nan G said...

Sitting on the edge of my seat waiting to see how this is used...comes out.

Maron said...

So…patience is a must for this project! lol

Craftymoose Crafts said...

You certainly have to have a lot of patience to wait for this thick glue to dry, but I'm sure the results will be worth it!

Harvest Moon by Hand said...

Am enjoying the process of doing this type of printmaking. Will be interested in seeing the final image you end up with!

Vicki Miller said...

What a great idea to cover it with foil. I had never thought of that. Thanks for stopping by and leaving lovely thoughts

Rita said...

Be waiting for part three. :)

~*~Patty S said...

It is fun seeing your collograph posts E!
and
anxiously waiting for the glue to dry ;)

oxo

~Rasz~ said...

This looks like fun! I will wait eagerly for the next step. Thank you for sharing a tutorial. I love learning new techniques!