Here is my favorite collagraph from my printing session on Thursday. You ink up your plate each time you want to take a print. This one is my favorite of the day because I added a touch of blue and green to the basically warm palette.
I usually love the plates. Most of the shapes are cut from paper, some using "punches" from the craft store - others just cut with scissors or an exacto blade. The dark mountain area is from a textured medical tape you might wrap an injured finger with - the texture trapped a lot of ink! The river shape came from some embossed paper which I added depressed lines to with a ball point pen. I also love the skeleton leaves so they were added on the two top corners and a half curve on the bottom edge. Remember - no color or value from the plate is transferred onto the actual print - just the ink that gets trapped in the edges.