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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

wave like string print

Dynamic String Prints

String prints enable you to create delicate organic forms with simple materials, these beautiful elegant mono prints will delight and surprise you time after time. This is one of those magic techniques that can absorb you for hours, the ‘just one more’ syndrome means it is hard to stop.

dark coiled string print

string print with white border

As you go on you lose yourself in the process and it can become quite meditative, the flowing patterns seem to affect your Continue reading

viscosity print in orange and blue

Viscosity Printing


detail of multi coloured viscosity printing

detail of multi coloured viscosity print

Do you like surprises? Do you love colour??
and do you get frustrated registering your plate to print multiple colours? 

Once you have discovered viscosity printing a whole new printmaking perspective opens up…. Continue reading