Category Archives: Printmaking techniques

Here are posts with instructions for printmaking techniques you can have a go at – great for printmakers at all levels, also teachers and group leaders.

As always your input is welcomed – please let me and others know if you have tried anything interesting, especially if you were excited by the results.

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