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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

Cat on the beach

Printed Postcards from Bridlington

People of all ages joined in with this community project to make printed postcards from Bridlington. It was part of the Artwaves festival, the idea being to bring people together and celebrate Bridlington and East Yorkshire.

The ‘Wolds Wonders’ started it off. This lively theatre group Continue reading

etched lino plate printed in three different ways

Etched lino with tape

If you are keen to experiment with etched lino, plastic tape is definitely something to try.  You can get lovely textural marks by simply painting the caustic soda mix on with a brush and this is generally the way the etched lino technique is used.

However if you mask areas of the lino before etching you can achieve a range of line and texture that will contrast well with Continue reading

Lino Etching

I have seen lovely textured and atmospheric prints made with the lino etching technique. When I tried this some time ago nothing happened – it was a total non event. I don’t like being defeated and I was keen to find out just what I’d done wrong.

Inkers Printmakers at Barmoor

Inkers Printmakers at Barmoor

I am a member of Inkers Printmakers, this gang of Yorkshire based printmakers exhibit as a group as well as getting Continue reading