The Chine Collé Collection

Chine-collé merges traditional printmaking with collage by bonding thin, often decorative paper onto a heavier sheet during printing. This technique enriches the print with texture, color variation, and depth. Karla applies adhesive to the thin paper before placing it on the inked plate, allowing the press to transfer ink to the heavier paper while bonding the chine-collé layer. This method enables intricate compositions where the delicate chine-collé paper blends seamlessly with the printed image, producing captivating visual contrasts and nuances.