Collagraphs are prints made from a matrix of cardboard or mat board, with things glued down on them.  They are then inked, pushing the ink into all the crevasses, the surface wiped fairly clean, and then run through an etching press with enough pressure so that the dampened paper pulls out all the ink.

It’s an egalitarian medium–everyone can make them with supplies they have on hand–cereal boxes, manilla folders, things picked up in the street, glue, some kind of varnish to seal it all.  You could also roll them as relief prints and print them by hand, if you didn’t have access to an etching press.






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