Aluminium Foil Tape is a fantastic material to add to your printmaking kit. Use it to make speedy collagraph plates to print through an etching press. Take a look at The Curious Printmaker for some beautiful examples of how this tape can be used. We’ve used foil tape in two different ways to create prints. … Continue reading "Aluminium Foil Tape Printing"
I am a painter and printmaker from Salisbury, Wiltshire. I have a background in product design but my love of materials and traditional craftsmanship led me to pursue a career in fine art. I am happiest outdoors and when I’m not occupied with my two young children I can usually be found working on something … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Gemma Dunn"
Transfer printing is a quick and playful printmaking method. The dyes require no fixative – only heat! They can be mixed up and left in a covered pot to use another day – they should keep indefinitely. Pour 100ml of warm water into a pot. Sprinkle 1tsp transfer dye onto the water. Use colours straight … Continue reading "Heat Transfer Printing a Collage"
Hello! My name is Kiran and I’m a pattern designer based in Leicester. Describe your printmaking process. My designs start off as lino prints. I carve each design on Japanese vinyl and print them on fabric. How and where did you learn to print? I was born and raised in Singapore where I did my … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Kiran Ravilious"
Making your own inks for screen printing onto fabric is an economical way to get a wide range of colours exactly to your specifications. The mixed inks will leave the fabric soft and washable. Here’s how to mix them: Start with Fabric Screen Printing Binder. This is a colourless screen printing medium and will form the … Continue reading "How to Mix Pigment and Binder to Screen Print onto Fabric"
I’ve always been creative and I’ve dabbled in lots of techniques in the past. When I graduated from a Design: Crafts degree in 2004 I was making and selling silver jewellery and I also painted. I happened across the reduction lino technique in 2010 and I’ve not really looked back. I’ve been a full-time professional … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Alexandra Buckle"