Healing and Peace in Midnight Abide, collagraph (silk mezzotint)

Healing and Peace in Midnight Abide

Silk Collagraph  (also known as silk mezzotint)
13.75″ X 11.5″” image size
©1984, Julianne B. Ricksecker

Edition size: 25
Hand-printed by the artist
on German Etch

(Black Neilson aluminum frame with white museum mat.)


Choose Framed or Unframed:

I call this technique Silk Collagraph. (I have seen others call it “silk mezzotint”.) The plate is made of mat board – a leftover piece cut out when framing another piece. Silk screen fabric was glued to the surface and sealed with acrylic gesso. in a series of layers painted with the gesso, the mesh of the fabric was filled until it produced a variety of tones, depending on the amount of mesh still available to hold ink. Think of it this way – areas with no layers of acrylic print a rich black. Areas with a lot of acrylic wipe clean and print white. Plate is inked and printed in the same manner as an etching.