Porte-Bonheur, Carborundum Collagraph
Bevel the edges of the Plexiglas plate.
Degrease the plate with alcohol.
Mix the ratio 2 tps. of matte medium with 1 tps of carborundum # 120 in a container with a spoon to make a paste.
Apply on plate with soft bristle brush.
To erase paste from the plate use alcohol with rag/Q-tips.
Let the plate dry completely.
Apply Black Charbonnel etching ink with cardboard scraper.
Wipe with tarletan, then with telephone book pages to polish clean areas.
Clean the edges of the plate with rags.
Soak paper for 3 minutes
Bloat the paper.
Place inked plate face up on the bed of an etching press.
Lay the dampened paper on top.
Run through the press with foam/felt blanket.
Let the print dry between blotters under board.
Clean plate well with mineral oil.