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
“How does the shape of your printing plate affect the design?”
“How can your design affect the shape of the printing plate? “
These are the questions students took as a starting point on a recent course in my studio.
So often we start with a rectangular printing plate. Manufacturing processes, commercial cutting machines, and a general sense that ‘that’s the way it’s done’ all help to perpetuate the rectangular shaped printing plate as a starting point.Continue reading
Since I started experimenting with printing from eggshells, meringues, omelettes and cakes have been top of the menu, and no shells made it into the bin!Continue reading
Discover the best way to ink and print a collagraph plate
The first thing to say is that each printmaker is unique and everybody does it differently.
It is still fun to argue about the best way to ink up a plate though!
I know from experience that ‘inking up’ can get pretty heated. Continue reading