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Leaves are a wonderful source to print from. Leaf prints are made from either fresh or pressed leaves depending on the technique.

embossed printing plate made from wire mesh

Embossed Aluminium Printing Plates

Aluminium tape is such a wonderfully versatile material for printing plates. The previous post described making plates with raised textures by encapsulating things underneath the tape. This one explains how to make embossed plates by pressing textures into the tape.

Embossed plate made with wire mesh

Embossed plate made with wire mesh

The soft aluminium surface will take beautiful Continue reading

Ginkgo sequence

Printing Plates from Aluminium Tape

When I first discovered aluminium tape I thought it would be useful, I soon realised that it is indispensable!

This post is for all tape fanatics  – if you haven’t used aluminium tape yet, you are in for a treat.

Aluminium tape has a lot of potential, so to start with 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