Chine-Collé Live: Replay
This is a recording from a three-hour live online workshop conducted over Zoom.
Chine-collé roughly translates from French as “chine”= tissue, and “collé” = glue or paste. The word chine is used because the thin paper that printmakers traditionally used for this process, was imported to Europe from China, India and Japan.
If you'd like to learn how to do chine-collé without a press, this is the class for you. We will be covering:
- The chine-collé process -- from conception to final print.
- How to cut your paper to match your stamp.
- What adhesives work best.
- What papers work best.
- What stamps/blocks work best.
- What the differences are between collaging first and collaging while printing.
- How to fix mistakes.
- Using multiple blocks.
Please have available to you during class:
- Stamps -- Hand Carved, Commercial, Silicone, Foam, Wood -- we can make any type of stamp work. That said, larger stamps are easier to work with.
- Paper that you like to use for collage -- copy paper, book pages, deli paper, notebook paper, tissue paper, washi paper, vintage papers -- whatever you like.
- Paper substrate that you like to use for printmaking -- cardstock, printmaking paper, washi paper, etc.
- Block Printing Ink -- I highly recommend Speedball's Fabric & Paper Ink that easily cleans up with soap and water: https://amzn.to/3RNRIck
- Soft Rubber Brayer: https://amzn.to/3fVRpiz
- Painter's Tape
- Paint Palette
- paintbrush to use with glue
- Jar of Water (for brush)
- A wet adhesive -- My current preference is Yes Paste because of the long open time: https://amzn.to/3Ml4AWc Or a UHU Glue Stic: https://amzn.to/3MkNckx
- Scrap paper
- Black Ink Pad
- Tracing Paper
- Pen or Pencil
- Paper Towel or Rag
- Baren: https://amzn.to/3MxR1Dj or a wooden spoon
- Optional: apron, something to protect your table, craft knife and cutting mat, page protector, matte medium in a fine line bottle, reverse grip tweezers
The chine-collé process is a wonderful way to add color and pattern to your stamped and block printed images. Join me!