Chine-collé With Sea Jelly

Printmaking today I made a process of combining photography photopolymer and the ancient art of chiné-collé ….

(Chine-collé is 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, such as Japanese paper or linen, that pulls finer details off the plate)

here is where my handmade Thai mulberry paper was hand torn and applied between the steel etching plate and the fine art paper before being pulled by the press, the turquoise cyan hue just melts into the paper so delicately 

these beautiful sea jellies become pressed and captured into another life form on paper 

part of a small series to be produced