"Cheddar"-Intaglio with Chine-Colle Technique
These limited edition "Cheddar" prints were made using a combination of intaglio printmaking and chine-colle (sheen-collay) technique.
Each piece of marbled, handmade paper was cut specifically to the shapes within the design. Therefore, each piece in the series is completely unique. Only 18 were made, and 6 art remaining.
Printed area- 5" x 6 3/4"
"Cheddar" is an exploration of shape, color, and texture. From a series of sketches, shapes were combined to form this final abstract design. A variety of patterns were applied within inner shapes, and handmade marbled paper was applied to add 3-dimensional depth to the piece.
This design was made using the dry-point technique to etch lines into plexiglass (acrylic). Using an etching tool, each line and shaded textures were scratched into the plexiglass surface by hand. The engraving must be deep enough to accept ink within the grooves.
The intaglio printmaking process functions in the opposite way of a normal stamp. Instead of applying ink on the raised parts of a printing block, ink is squeegeed (scraped) into the grooves that have been carved. The raised parts of the plate are then cleaned to create white areas in the design.
The final technique used in this print is chine-colle. Chine-colle involves applying ultra-thin paper to a printing plate (in this case, the plexiglass) to then be applied to the main paper when the design is finally printed. It can be compared to a collage, but the end result bonds the two papers together, not just glued.
Each piece is one-of-a-kind and will vary slightly in color and finish to the photo. The print is shipped without a frame. Extra paper (2-3 inches) is left as a border on this print, so you may trim the paper to your exact framing dimensions and needs.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I hope you love these prints as much as I do.