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      Blog — April 2021

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      Screen Printing a Gradient with a Split Fountain

      Screen Printing a Gradient with a Split Fountain
      Usually when you’re screen printing you have to use a different layer for each colour. By using a split fountain we can create a single layer screen print with multiple colours! It’s so easy. Scroll down to watch a video or read on. Set your screen up ready to be printed. You can use a …

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      Using Caligo Extender and Opaque White

      Using Caligo Extender and Opaque White
      When mixing Caligo Relief Printing Inks (although this also applies to other brands), we can choose between adding Extender or Opaque White when we want a paler colour. They produce quite different results. Watch our video at the bottom of the page or read on. Extender is a colourless ink. It will make colours more …

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      Cyanotype

      Cyanotype
      Cyanotypes (sometimes called blueprints or photograms) are made using a really old process that uses light to create designs on fabric and paper. Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch a video on the process or read on. We are going to need a cyanotype kit. The kit contains two bottles, each with …

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      Meet the Maker: Alyn Smith

      Meet the Maker: Alyn Smith
      Hi, my name is Alyn, and I am a Cardiff-based Illustrator and Printmaker. I use low-tech print processes, alongside digital technology, to create positive and colourful images. Describe your printmaking process. Everything starts in my sketchbook. I always have a sketchbook on the go, and it’s filled with scruffy sketches and notes. Once I have … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Alyn Smith"

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