Monthly Archives: July 2018

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

loom weights print

Making plates from wet-and-dry carborundum paper

Fake a mezzotint

I think of wet-and-dry carborundum paper as a fake mezzotint because it will create a beautiful velvety toned ground that is reminiscent of this traditional (highly involved and time consuming) technique.

If you want to make flat areas of strong even tone without waiting for glue to dry then this is the technique for you. If you use double Continue reading