I am always delighted by the magic of digitally collaging traditional prints. I've been working on a piece which I'm calling Birdie.
I started with simple drawings for two colours of lino printing. The drawings were done digitally, printed out and then traced onto the lino to be cut.
I like to use crumpled tissue paper which has been covered with soft pastel as the paper base on which to print. It was not my intention to keep any of the prints as individual finished items, so hence the use of simple tissue paper alone rather than as chine collé with a more substantial paper.
I made several prints, using not only the 'pastelled' tissue paper, but also a rough collage of commercially printed tissue paper with random leaves on. Of all the prints I chose this last, and two others to combine digitally. I then scanned the three prints and began my collage.
I also decided to add a thin film of grey on parts of the figure. That was taken from my digital files of previously scanned pastelled paper. I also decided that I preferred the figure facing to the right.