What materials are needed for Chine Colle?

To create a print with Chine Collé you will need:

  • A piece of cut lino or woodblock.
  • Thin papers such as tissue paper.
  • Scissors.
  • Tweezers or cocktail sticks.
  • Nori Rice Paste.
  • Brush.
  • Caligo Safewash Relief Inks.
  • Paper on which to print.

What does the printmaking term chine colle mean?

Well, chine-collé is a special printmaking technique in which paper of a different color or texture is adhered to the overall piece. The paper, usually in pre-cut shapes, is actually bonded to the heavier support paper of the print in the printmaking process.

How is chine colle produced?

A technique, used in conjunction with printmaking processes such as etching or lithography, that results in a two-layered paper support: a tissue-thin paper, cut to the size of the printing plate, and a larger, thicker support paper below. The process creates a subtle, delicate backdrop to the printed image.

What is Gampi paper?

Gampi or Ganpi are a group of Japanese shrubs, members of the genus Wikstroemia, some of which have been used for making paper since the 8th century. It is used to make the high quality washi paper, as are kōzo and mitsumata trees.

How do you print Collagraphs?

A collagraph print is made by glueing different materials to cardboard and creating a kind of collage. During the inking process the ink will rub off surfaces that are smooth or higher and stay on surfaces that hold more ink, at edges and at lower points thus creating the image.

Where does chine colle originate?

The delicate techniques of chine collé originated from China and Japan where traditions of papermaking and mounting traditions have existed for hundreds of years. Chinese and Japanese mounting and conservation techniques require highly refined skills and are considered an art onto itself.

What is washi made from?

Washi is made using fibers from the inner bark of the gampi tree, the mitsumata shrub (Edgeworthia chrysantha), or the paper mulberry (kōzo) bush. Washi is generally tougher than ordinary paper made from wood pulp, and is used in many traditional arts. Origami, Shodo, and Ukiyo-e were all produced using washi.

What is Awagami paper?

Awagami Inkjet Papers are revolutionary Japanese washi papers created for the highest quality digital inkjet prints. These impressive papers (suitable for photographers, artists & designers) are made with natural fibers + pure mountain water-insuring museum quality archival prints.

What materials can be used to create a collagraph print?

A very creative and experimental form of printmaking, collagraph prints can be made with many different materials, including cardboard, yarn, fabric, leaves, masking tape and more.

What kind of print is a chine colle?

Here are some of my chine collé prints.The black and white is an intaglio print: an etching. The coloured parts are not printed ink, but are bits of paper stuck on. The paper is so thin, and so strongly adhered, that it looks like part of the printed image.

Which is the correct way to ink a chine colle?

Hover your cursor over the pictures to see the captions. First get the bits of paper ready and glued. Then ink the plate. The bits of paper now need to go on the top of the plate, glued side up. This is the tricky bit. The bits of paper curl up, blow around, and don’t want to lie straight.

What is chine colle and what is its purpose?

Wikipedia defines chine-collé as ” a special technique in printmaking, in which the image is transferred to a surface that is bonded to a heavier support in the printing process. One purpose is to allow the printmaker to print on a much more delicate surface – Japanese washi paper – which pulls finer details off the plate .”

What to do with damp Chine Collee paper?

If you are printing onto damp paper make your chine collee papers damp too. This means they will take the image better, stick better, and also dry flat as they will shrink along with the base printing paper. Once your papers are cut/torn and ready, use a soft brush and gently dampen them with water.