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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”

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And then “the Lucky Black Chicken”

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Here are some “Don’t Chicken Out”

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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’

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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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