first collagraph

I made my first collagraph plate! This first one is mostly to test how various textures print, and how to achieve a range of values. This plate is before sealing it with acrylic gloss medium. After 2 coats of that, I painted some areas with matte medium for midtones, and some with a textured pastel ground to hopefully achieve a black. I also used a fun gel with glass beads to see what happens.