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LIMITED EDITION of 20. FRAMED ORIGINAL PRINT. There are three prints in the series: Gossip 1 - eyebrows and a beauty spot! Gossip 2 - eyelashes and a tight perm! Gossip 3 - a turtle-neck jumper and a pageboy cut! Dimensions of frame: 18cm width x 13cm height. Dimensions of printed area with frame: 10cm width x 4cm height.

How this was made

These framed prints are original collagraph prints. Each has been hand-inked individually using the intaglio method, and run through my intaglio (roller) press. Collagraph simply means: a print taken from a collage. The collage plates incorporate a variety of materials, including: couscous, embroidery thread, carborundum grit, and textured wallpaper. After the collage materials were stuck onto the thick board base, varnish was applied for protection. Then the plates were inked manually before printing onto damp paper. The inspiration for the Gossip series came from a doodle I was doing one day, of two wine glasses on our kitchen windowsill. I began to add noses to the silhouette shapes, and suddenly they were people! There is a suggestion of diversity in each of the duos I placed together, although they all appear to be female. Do men gossip? At any rate, I think these prints would be a nice gift for a friend.

What's included in the price?

A hand-inked framed original collagraph print. The frame is either free-standing, or it can be attached to the wall. Limited edition original artisan product.

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gennytheprintmaker

with Craft Courses since 2019

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I trained and worked as a linguist until the creative streak finally took over, and I am still inspired by foreign language and culture. In April 2017 I went on a two-week Chinese tea sourcing odyssey with a local Dorset teahouse owner. In May 2019 I was in Shanghai, enthralled by the ceramics in the Shanghai Museum. My most recent prints are inspired by those experiences. I have over 25 years' experience in education, and I have really enjoyed providing the printmaking workshops (since 2014).

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