Community printmaking workshop

Combining collagraphs and mono-prints

Combining collagraphs and mono-prints is a lovely versatile technique that I have used several times in community workshops. It works so well because it is easy to understand and people quickly get satisfying results. There is also plenty of scope for development so people with more printmaking experience enjoy playing with the two techniques together.

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Enviromesh after printing

Enviromesh mono prints

What is Enviromesh?

Enviromesh protecting a cabbage

Enviromesh protecting a cabbage

If you grow cabbages you will probably be familiar with Enviromesh. It is that springy clear plastic mesh made to keep the butterflies from laying eggs on your precious brassicas.

It is a very effective protection, although they usually find their way in round the edges.

However enviromesh has another interesting use…. Continue reading

Muammer Bakir, print with wood grain

Artists’ wood grain prints

Here is a small selection of work by artists incorporating wood grain in prints, quite a few of the examples are from the mid 20th century, and happily many are contemporary.

Wood grain inspires printmakers; the printed grain suggests water, sky, landscape, and (not surprisingly) wood! I hope the work of these artists will help to fire your imagination for new ways to incorporate wood grain into Continue reading