One of the delights of experimental printmaking is using materials that have a mind of their own. I like the feeling that I am letting it do its own thing and also at the same time guiding the process. It feels more like a collaboration and I often find my ideas are modified and altered as my understanding of the material grows. If you too enjoy this approach then you will definitely like experimenting with Tyvek printing plates.Continue reading
This post takes one of my recent experiments, gilding a laser print with toner foil and asks the question ‘what else could toner foil do?
The previous post covers the technique in more detail, but the principle is that toner foil reacts with toner ink in a laminator and turns the basic black ink to glittering gold.
As if this wasn’t exciting enough, let me take you on a magical tour of gilding with Continue reading
If you like textures in printmaking you will love crackle texture. You will have seen this effect on Japanese ceramics and old paintings, it is often used to give the impression of age on painted furniture and ‘vintage’ ornaments.
Crackle texture suggests many associations….
Drought, desert, geological formations, rock forms, ageing, the effects of time and heat…. Continue reading