Damp paper with embossed print

Preparing paper for collagraph printing

Discover the pleasure of preparing paper for collagraph printing, and help your printmaking sessions flow smoothly at the same time.

Your printing time is precious. You may be paying for time with the press. You may have a job with deadlines that eat into your printmaking time, or children coming home from school cutting your printing session short.

Some interruptions you can’t avoid, but Continue reading

Ross Loveday, Rhythm of the heat, carborundum print

Artists making carborundum prints

If you would like inspiration for your carborundum prints here it is!

Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of colour, tone, texture and passion you find in carborundum prints. There are just so many inspiring artists working with this medium. The technique used in most of these examples is very close to painting, the artist working directly Continue reading

carborundum paint

Carborundum paint printing plates

Making plates with carborundum paint is a technique beloved by many printmakers, and once you have tried it you will understand why.

It is a lovely, free painterly technique and you can work quite fast if that suits you. The marks can be very expressive, and the prints often look like a lithograph or even Continue reading

pva brush stroke with carborundum

Making printing plates with carborundum powder

This is an exciting technique creating lovely rich tones with expressive brush strokes, and dynamic splashes.
Carborundum powder is a fine abrasive, also known as silicon carbide. You can also use emery Continue reading