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Printmaking techniques which are good for groups to do together

two leaf prints from a yoga mat

Yoga Mat Printing part 2

More ideas for yoga mat printing

If you started with ‘yoga mat printing part 1‘ you will have the basics, but there is so much more you can print with a yoga mat and some acrylic paint!

This post has suggestions for more things to try – I am sure it won’t take long for you to discover your own things too.

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A yoga mat string print

Yoga Mat Printing Part 1

If you are stuck at home in need of some interesting creative activity, yoga mat printing could be just the thing. It is an absorbing activity for kids of all ages.

Yoga mat printing part 1; the basic idea

This post introduces you to the basic idea of printing from a yoga mat and you will discover the surprising effects you can get with no printing press and simple materials. 

Yoga Mat Printing Part 2 gives you more ideas for things you can do once you have the basic idea.

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dovecote plate and embossed print

Blind Embossing, or printing without ink

Blind embossing involves pressing deep textures into paper, creating subtle and dynamic images that change with the angle of light and the position of the viewer. Sometimes inspiration blossoms when your choices are limited, and if you are used to printing with colour, blind embossing will stretch your understanding of the printed surface, introducing sculptural elements into your printmaking.

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Making plates on the beach

Walking and Printing

I’m certain that moving around encourages creative brain waves, so walking and printing is a winning combination. This is especially true if you can do it in a nice place with good company.

Here is a thoroughly enjoyable activity, where you will surprise yourself by making dry-point plates ‘freestyle’. This approach removes some Continue reading