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Printing ink is thick, generally a bit like treacle so it sticks to the printing plate. You can choose oil based or water based ink. If you call it ‘paint’ printmakers will not take you seriously!

the plate and the print

Print your face

Would you like to see your face in a new way?
Using the principles of viscosity printing you can record the surface of your body in interesting detail. This post explains how to print your face directly from your face, warts and all!

viscosity mono print of profile

print your face example

Good news – this works especially well if you are old and wrinkly with lots of life experience.

However don’t be put off if you are young with
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wave like string print

Dynamic String Prints

String prints enable you to create delicate organic forms with simple materials, these beautiful elegant mono prints will delight and surprise you time after time. This is one of those magic techniques that can absorb you for hours, the ‘just one more’ syndrome means it is hard to stop.

dark coiled string print

string print with white border

As you go on you lose yourself in the process and it can become quite meditative, the flowing patterns seem to affect your Continue reading

print from skeleton leaf

Successful leaf prints

using the press to make a leaf print

Leaf print on the press

Making leaf prints is always inspiring as the form and texture of leaves are a wonderful source  for printmakers; there are thousands of varieties and wherever you live you will be able to find a selection of different shapes and sizes without going far.

Hunting for leaves adds another dimension to walking in city streets or along country paths, bringing your attention to the changing seasons and growing plant life all around us. Continue reading