Chine Colle: A Fascinating Printmaking Technique

Another technique I learnt on my printmaking journey was Chine Colle. This involved using a rice paste and tissue papers along with a linoplate that you have previously carved. I first did a monoprint background, then I inked my plate, placed the tissue in place and then printed the design on my all dry  monoprint background. I rubbed the back of the paper firmly but carefully so that my tissue would adhere properly. The result was amazing! I love the unpredictability of this method. You never quite know what to expect. Here are a few of my prints.

Chine Colle Jelly Fish

11” x 14″  Acrylic & Speedball Oil Based Ink, Tissue Paper


Chine Colle Trunkfish

11” x 14” Acrylic & Speedball Oil Based Ink, Mulberry Paper



Chine colle eel
11” x 14” Acrylic & Speedball Oil Based Ink, Mulberry Paper


All supplies for this technique are available at

I plan on doing a tutorial for this technique so ensure you subscribe so you don’t miss it!

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