If you Google ‘prints with blind embossing’ it throws up a lot of information about commercial printing and ready made embossing patterns for card making and crafts. Rather than mass produced images I am interested in original artists prints with blind embossing in them, once your printmaking radar is tuned in, these artworks jump out at you from the background noise. There are wonderfully varied examples made by artists all around the world, here is a small selection to whet your appetite.Continue reading
I have collected these examples of artists’ prints with chine collee to illustrate some of the many ways you can use this versatile technique, and inspire you to try it in your own prints.
The artists here work with a variety of print techniques, these examples include mono print, etching, lino print, wood cut, carborundum and collagraph.
Among the chine collee papers in the prints illustrated you will spot found materials (dress pattern, newspaper articles and photos) as well as plain and multi coloured paper.
Chine collee can be very subtle, it is often hard to tell Continue reading
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
If you would like inspiration for your carborundum prints here it is!
Don’t be overwhelmed by the amount of colour, tone, texture and passion you find in carborundum prints. There are just so many inspiring artists working with this medium. The technique used in most of these examples is very close to painting, the artist working directly Continue reading