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How well does a collagraph plate print on tea bag paper?

July 20, 2023 Naomi Southon

I've had some success printing on to tea bag paper but I was a little bit sceptical as to how well it would pick up the details from a collagraph plate as the paper needs to make contact with lots of little grooves and channels in the plate. Here's the printing process I went through and the outcomes.

Tie Dye Cyanotype

July 17, 2023 Naomi Southon

Tie dying paper is tricky as the paper is usually too fragile to be manipulated a lot, especially when damp.  Knowing that the tea bag paper is strong when wet I suddenly thought that I could try things I might with a fabric but could then use it as a collage paper! Coooool! 

Cyanotype with Tea bag Paper

July 08, 2023 Naomi Southon

One of the main projects I had in mind for the tea bag paper was cyanotype printing.  Those of you who have followed my work on Facebook or Instagram will have seen previous cyanotypes I have made over the last year or so.  I have created prints on a range of papers and fabric with varying success.  Some papers are brilliant for showing detail in the prints whilst others have a less defined edge to the images.  Unfortunately though, some of the papers that develop the best image quality disintegrate at the rinsing stage.  

Tea bag paper project - gelli printing, painting and stitching

July 05, 2023 Naomi Southon

Following on from the last post I wanted to incorporate some french knots into my next tea bag paper project to see how well it holds up.  Again I create a mini canvas using the gelli plate but work in to it a lot with acrylic paint before stitching.

Tea bag paper project - gelli plate printing, collage and stitching

July 01, 2023 Naomi Southon

I really wanted to see how well the tea bag paper faired when stitched by hand.  It seems pretty sturdy so I thought I would create a bit of a canvas to work in to.  Why not kill two birds with one stone and play with the gelli plate too? 

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