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  • Meet The Maker: Fabiola Knowles

    Meet The Maker: Fabiola Knowles

    Originally from Sicily, I grew up in Australia; however, having settled in the UK in 1996, it has been my home for the largest part of my life. I love the outdoors and I am drawn to open landscapes with big sk...
  • Batik on Paper

    Batik on Paper

    Batik is a fun, dynamic way of creating bold and beautiful designs on cloth but did you know batik can be made on paper too? We used some Tej Prakrtika paper (as well as testing some others) to create a colourful,...

  • Meet The Maker: Olesya Dzhurayeva

    Meet The Maker: Olesya Dzhurayeva

    I am Olesya Dzhurayeva, Ukrainian artist. I was born in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, but I moved to Ukraine as a child. Now I live in Kyiv. Despite the war, I am staying in Ukraine and continue to work. I am an active member of the international printmaking community, participant and winner of...

  • Fabric Painting - which fabric paint is right for my project?

    Fabric Painting - which fabric paint is right for my project?

     When it comes to painting onto fabric, there are a few differences to consider. Does the paint need to be opaque? Can it be diluted? Would you like metallics?  Aimee has tested three different fabric paints: Jacquard Textile ColourLumiere Metallic Paint and Handprinted Fabric Paint. We ha. . .
  • Meet The Maker: Fiona Black

    Meet The Maker: Fiona Black

    My name is Fiona Black and I am an artist, folk musician, writer, history geek and lover of stories. Home for me is the Highland village of Evanton, just north of Inverness on the shore of the Cromarty Firth. I am happy to have returned to live and create in the Highlands, and I am constantly inspired by ...
  • Using Pearl Ex Metallic Pigments to Enhance Screen Prints

    Using Pearl Ex Metallic Pigments to Enhance Screen Prints

    Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments are metallic pigments that can be mixed into printing inks, acrylics, oils, encaustics and loads more. As printmakers we were keen to see how they could be used in various printmaking applications. We've tested them for relief printing and had some love. . .
  • Meet The Maker: Strangford (Jo Pearson)

    Meet The Maker: Strangford (Jo Pearson)

    Hi! I’m Jo, working as a printmaker under the name 'Strangford' in Northern Ireland - though I’m originally from South London. I make large, bright, unusual relief prints from my home studio; mostly of animals. I carve into flooring lino - it’s a pain to sand but it comes in huge rolls. I roughly sketch ...
  • Drypoint - Which plate is right for my project?

    Drypoint - Which plate is right for my project?

    Drypoint is a fantastic intaglio technique as it requires limited equipment to create a plate. It's a great way of creating a printed drawing and is one of the printmaking techniques where the positive mark is the one that prints...

  • Meet The Maker: Lorenzo Davitti

    Meet The Maker: Lorenzo Davitti

    Originally from Florence, Italy, I'm a printmaker and tutor now based in London for the past 10 years. I work mainly on abstract art, and I am especially interested in the possibilities that printmaking offers when experiment. . .
  • Preparing your paper and press for etching

    Preparing your paper and press for etching

    When you’ve created an aluminium or zinc plate etching, you’ll want to have a go at pulling your first print. To do this, you’ll need to learn how to prepare your paper and...
  • Meet The Maker: Lisa Stubbs

    Meet The Maker: Lisa Stubbs

    Hi, I'm a printmaker and illustrator living in the Holme Valley in Yorkshire, with a little print studio in the neighbo. . .
  • Meet the Maker: Rosanna Morris

    Meet the Maker: Rosanna Morris

    I am an illustrator and printmaker, working mainly with relief. I work from my large studio on the top floor of an creative warehouse in ea
  • Toning Cyanotypes

    Toning Cyanotypes

    Did you know that Cyanotype prints don't always have to be blue? They can be toned and even bleached to alter their colour. The key is to use anything with a high tannin content. Tannins are commonly found in the bark of trees, leaves, buds, stems, fruits, seeds, roots, an. . .
  • Meet The Maker - Angela Hall

    Meet The Maker - Angela Hall

    My name is Angela Hall, I’m an artist and silkscreen printer based in North Yorkshire, and I have been making and selling my limited-edition prints for the last 5 years from my studio, specialised print events and regional galleries. 

    My creative journey started with a degree in Graphic Design from Bath Academy of Art in the 1980’s, then progressed into working within the design and print industry, before a career change working within com. . . 

  • Blind Embossing with Lino

    Blind Embossing with Lino

    Blind embossing is a beautiful way in which to add light and shadow to your prints. Embossing adds subtle texture and interest. Emboss prints ‘blind’ (without ink) or combine with inked lino for a complex final print. Prepare the design. These white pencils are brilliant for drawing designs onto traditional lino. The marks show up … Continue reading "Blind Embossing with Lino"
  • Meet The Maker: Rob Jones

    Meet The Maker: Rob Jones

    I am a textiles artist working with Japanese techniques such as Shibori, shaped resist and Katagami stencilling (using indigo to dye the fabric). I also work with formal Japanese embroidery techniques - Sashiko and Kogin (counted thread) embroidery as well...

  • Using Pearl Ex Metallic Pigments to Enhance Linocuts

    Using Pearl Ex Metallic Pigments to Enhance Linocuts

    Pearl Ex Powdered Pigments are metallic pigments that can be mixed into printing inks, acrylics, oils, encaustics and loads more. As printmakers we were keen to see how they could be used in various printmaking ap. . . 
  • Meet The Maker - Rebecca Perdue

    Meet The Maker - Rebecca Perdue

    Hello! I'm Rebecca Perdue. I am a printmaker and artist based in a small garden studio in Wiltshire. I work primarily in linocut and monoprint, but also paint and make occasional silver jewellery pieces and textiles. I'm very interested in linking...

  • Meet The Maker: Duncan Tattersall

    Meet The Maker: Duncan Tattersall

    I’m an artist and maker from southern Scotland, designing and hand printing bespoke textiles for interiors. My work focuses on the relationship between pattern & place; all of my designs are inspired by a particular location and aim to interpret...

  • Introduction to Linocut Tools

    Introduction to Linocut Tools

    As printmakers, we know that having good tools can be a game changer when it comes to your printmaking practice. There are lots of lino and wood cutting tools to choose from so read on for a breakdown of the...