chine-collé

i learned about chine-collé this past summer (thanks ya ya girls!); a print technique using an etching in which "an image is printed on a lightweight (japanese) paper that is bonded to a heavier (usually western) paper as it is printed. the purpose is to allow the printmaker to print on a surface that has more interest and more ink-receptivity which pulls finer details off the plate".

i was instantly attracted to this multi-layered art and doubly pulled in by it's process. here, a piece i found by cybèle young, who had given a course recently on this printmaking method at the japanese paper place in toronto.

Jan Halvarson

5 comments:

green_tea said...

do you know if this particular piece is available for purchase? i love it!
i didn't see this one in her gallery, and google turned up nothing... where'd you find it?

thanks!

IMEDAGOZE said...

oh super!

poppy said...

green tea - i too, cannot find out but if i do i will post here.

green_tea said...

thanks, poppy!
if you find out where to purchase, i'd love to know. such gorgeous work!

lisa s said...

chine-colle is fantastic... i've seen it used to add different areas of color before even pulling the print....

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