Do you know if gray chine-collé paper exists, and if it does, where I can get my hands on some?
I’m working on this etching, and it would look amazing with a gray chine-collé. Just aquatinting that area is out of the question because I’m printing in red ink, and I don’t want the texture of an aquatint anyway. I suppose I could make a stencil and try a surface roll (because, naturally, I only want the gray on half the plate).
But let’s face it: collé paper looks so much sexier than transparent ink. You know how it is when you have a vision, and need to see that vision realized, right?
I swear I’ve seen gray collés on prints before… or was I just dreaming?
If you can help, I’d be awfully grateful.
Update: A couple of people suggested Hiromi paper. Looks like they have a gray gampi that will suit my purpose: http://store.hiromipaper.com/echizenshikibucoloredgampi.aspx
I’m still looking for other suggestions if this doesn’t work out. And gosh I hope it does, because yowza, it’s expensive. Or maybe I should hope it doesn’t? Methinks this will turn out to be a small edition…
Further Update: I tried a white collé on gray paper. That’s a no-go. I have yet to try Anthea’s suggestion to print a flat of gray on some white washi paper. I’ll have to wait it for my next paycheck to buy gray gampi if that doesn’t work out.