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The word collagraph is made up of collage and graphic. Barbara Garrison begins her collagraphs with a heavy piece of cardboard. Additional pieces of mat board, paper, fabric, tape, string, etc. are glued on to the cardboard plate. Areas of the cardboard may be cut and peeled away. Gesso is painted over the entire area and carborundum, glitter or sand may be added for additional texture. Several coats of acrylic medium are applied and allowed to dry thoroughly.

Barbara Garrison prints her collagraphs "intaglio" in the same manner as her etchings and then adds watercolor washes. However collagraph plates are very fragile and therefore the editions are very small.

(click to see finished collagraph)

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