Preparing prints for sale

I usually display some of my sketches at the back of my stand at Fairs: they illustrate the origins of my jewellery. They’re often much admired, and I’ve had a number of enquiries from people who want to buy them.

I’ve decided to bite the bullet and get some sketches properly printed, both to improve my display and potentially for sale. Yesterday I went to the London Print Studio to discuss this, and was really taken with a print in their gallery which was an etching with ‘chine colle’. I knew as soon as I saw it that I wanted to use this techinique in my prints! Essentially pieces of thin paper are pasted and pressed into the etching in a collage-like effect.

Investigating it a bit more I found pictures by John McLean, Michele Maule and Wyoming99 which also use chine colle. Really looking forward to moving this on!


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