It’s January and time to kick start our creative selves after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. We’ve had a brilliant year of Meet the Maker interviews in 2018. Scroll down for a chance to remind yourself of who we’ve talked to this year and take a look at the advice they offered. Kathy Hutton … Continue reading "Meet the Maker 2018"
We’ve had another brilliant year in the Handprinted Studio! We love seeing our customers get stuck into loads of different techniques both in our workshops and during our open access days. As well as Shirley and Holly teaching workshops every week we’ve been lucky enough to have guest tutors such as Ian Phillips, Sue Brown, … Continue reading "Handprinted Studio 2018"
Homemade decorations can be the best (and cheapest!) way to decorate for Christmas. These little birdies would make lovely presents too. Get the kids involved with this easy project. To make things even easier, we’ve made a printable template for you to use. Print out a batch of templates. Each A4 template can be used … Continue reading "Stamped Christmas Bird DIY Decorations"
I work mainly in relief print, both Lino and woodcut, I actually use Marley vinyl floor tiles in place of Lino, I like the way it cuts and I can easily jigsaw shapes together. I carve into lime wood blocks which is very easy to carve and I love the rasp it makes as … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Angie Mitchell"
This is a really fun way of making a big batch of Christmas cards. Making a screen with drawing fluid and filler maintains a hand-drawn look whilst giving a flat professional finish that’s the same on every card. Here’s how: Draw around a blank card onto a piece of paper. Draw your design in the … Continue reading "Drawing Fluid and Filler Screen Printed Christmas Cards"