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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.

Community printmaking workshop

Combining collagraphs and mono-prints

Combining collagraphs and mono-prints is a lovely versatile technique that I have used several times in community workshops. It works so well because it is easy to understand and people quickly get satisfying results. There is also plenty of scope for development so people with more printmaking experience enjoy playing with the two techniques together.

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Enviromesh after printing

Enviromesh mono prints

What is Enviromesh?

Enviromesh protecting a cabbage

Enviromesh protecting a cabbage

If you grow cabbages you will probably be familiar with Enviromesh. It is that springy clear plastic mesh made to keep the butterflies from laying eggs on your precious brassicas.

It is a very effective protection, although they usually find their way in round the edges.

However enviromesh has another interesting use…. Continue reading

Print from a tyre float

Roller Printing

Roller printing is a very easy activity, but one that is absorbing and encourages you to explore and appreciate your environment in new ways.

It is a good method of ‘warming up’ if you are feeling a bit lacking in inspiration – 20 minutes of roller printing will certainly lift your spirits, and you will probably 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