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.

A collagraph print made using combed cement

Combed cement printing plates

If you think ‘combs’ and ‘cement’ sound odd together, this post should help to change your mind. Combed cement creates a range of strong textures which are very effective in collagraph printing plates.

You can approach this technique in various ways; speedy and dynamic, geometric and measured, or slow, flowing and meditative. There is a combed cement technique for all temperaments!


Create a comb collection

Assorted combs for cement

Assorted combs for cement

Combs are wonderful tools for Continue reading