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debbie little wilson

The Beauty of Chine Colle’

I just finished 27 different versions of my chicken etchings using the technique of chine colle’… The beauty of chine colle’ is that by cutting out different papers, I can make a huge variation in the etchings that I print.

Here are a few of my new 27 chicken etchings… I have 5 different etchings and had fun playing with the different papers… it was like having a whole new box of crayons to color with…

First some versions of “Free Ride”






And then “the Lucky Black Chicken”





Here are some “Don’t Chicken Out”





These are variations of “Ain’t Nobody Here but Us Chickens”


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And last but not least…. “Chicken Pot Pie”

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As you can see, each one has it’s own look. A spot of color or an added element of pattern…

well, that is the Beauty of Chine Colle’

9 responses to “The Beauty of Chine Colle’

  1. eArnie October 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I love it!! It’s wonderful to see an artist having fun.

  2. shoreacres November 2, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    I have no idea how I’ve missed this blog! Good grief. Well, now I have you in my private little hand-made blog reader that never messes up – unless I forget to peek.

    What are the dimensions on Chicken Pot Pie? If that third one with the striped tablecloth still is available, I think I have to have it. Drop me an email & we can pro’ly do some bidness. 😉

    • debbie little wilson November 2, 2012 at 4:28 pm

      What luck… I am about to go into Austin to set up for a show in Travis Heights (the Travis Heights Art Trail)… After I set up, I am coming back to frame up some of the new Chicken etchings and that particular Chicken Pot Pie was one of the ones that I planned on framing up
      They measure about 8×8 and I frame them in a black 12×12 frame… Unframed they are $165 and framed they are $240.. You may get this either way as I have not framed it yet… and can frame another one of them for the show…. Let me know what you want to do and it will be done…
      I love that you love my chickens…. they crack me up…

      • shoreacres November 2, 2012 at 4:54 pm

        I’ve developed quite a fondness for chickens. I briefly thought about keeping one on my balcony, but I’m not sure that would fly – or that the chicken wouldn’t. Sent an email re: the print. Now I’m off to check out the Travis Heights Art Trail.

  3. Kaye B June 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

    I love your work! It reminds me very much of my style 🙂 I like to do woodcuts. You may have inspired me to give etching a whirl! Is it scrapbook paper that you are using for the Chine Colle’? I have tried scrapbook paper and I love the various prints I can find. I have recently started to make lino-cut block stamps to make my own patterned papers. I like the texture a lot more but I feel limited on colors this way.

    • dlcowgirl June 19, 2013 at 2:34 am

      Thanks, Kaye B… I would love to see your woodcuts !!! No, I don’t use scrapbook paper on my etchings because it is too thick. I use some handmade Japanese papers… You should definitely give etching a try.. Solar etching is very easy to do with great results….

      • kyisha17 June 19, 2013 at 2:49 am

        I have only tried using the scrapbook paper in my acrylic collages. I found some handmade paper with silk screened patterns.

        Again, thank you for sharing this series. It is very inspirational.

      • kyisha17 June 19, 2013 at 3:02 am

        My most recent woodcut:

        I am going to YouTube solar etching. The piece I just shared the link for is in a show right now. At the opening I saw several solar etching pieces. Yours has pushed me to dig deeper 🙂

  4. dlcowgirl June 19, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I like your woodblock. Your work would be wonderful in etching as well… I am glad that I could inspire you… Keep up the good work….

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