Print from a tyre float

Roller Printing

Roller printing is a very easy activity, but one that is absorbing and encourages you to explore and appreciate your environment in new ways.

It is a good method of ‘warming up’ if you are feeling a bit lacking in inspiration – 20 minutes of roller printing will certainly lift your spirits, and you will probably Continue reading

embossed printing plate made from wire mesh

Embossed Aluminium Printing Plates

Aluminium tape is such a wonderfully versatile material for printing plates. The previous post described making plates with raised textures by encapsulating things underneath the tape. This one explains how to make embossed plates by pressing textures into the tape.

Embossed plate made with wire mesh

Embossed plate made with wire mesh

The soft aluminium surface will take beautiful Continue reading

Ginkgo sequence

Printing Plates from Aluminium Tape

When I first discovered aluminium tape I thought it would be useful, I soon realised that it is indispensable!

This post is for all tape fanatics  – if you haven’t used aluminium tape yet, you are in for a treat.

Aluminium tape has a lot of potential, so to start with Continue reading

Collagraph print with added toner foil

Gilding with Acrylic Gels and Toner Foil

This post takes one of my recent experiments, gilding a laser print with toner foil and asks the question ‘what else could toner foil do?

The previous post covers the technique in more detail, but the principle is that toner foil reacts with toner ink in a laminator and turns the basic black ink to glittering gold.

As if this wasn’t exciting enough, let me take you on a magical tour of gilding with Continue reading