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Monday Night Print
uke Firle will lead an exploration into Chine-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. This is a traditional definition of this process, but I am an experimenter- so bring on the paper and the prints. If you have a wood block, linoleum, etching plate or a plate for mono print, bring it! Do you have a piece of paper that you think would bring some extra life to one of these print images? Let me show you how to combine them on a thick piece of printmaking paper. My favorite paper is Arches Cover, it’s a 100% cotton paper and will hold up just about any other paper. I am also a big fan BFK Rives printmaking papers and they are also 100% cotton.