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A mono-print is a one off print, often there is no printing plate, the image is made directly in the ink and transferred to paper.

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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Two prints with chine collee

Basic chine collee

The Chine Collee technique clearly explained

Often printmaking books (and courses) have a little section on chine collee tagged onto the main subject. This may have sparked your curiosity and, like lots of printmaking techniques, you will find once you start investigating it you discover a whole world of possibility.

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both ends of the tiny printing press

A Really Tiny Printing Press

A printmaking friend told me that Aldi was selling a tiny printing press for under £20. I immediately investigated this interesting rumour, and discovered……. the ‘so crafty’ die cutting machine.

Like the Xcut Xpress,the “So crafty” is sold as a die cutting and embossing machine, but with a few adaptations it makes a perfect pocket-sized press. Continue reading