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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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blue and green fish shapes

Use leftover ink for a quick mono print

Enjoy the unexpected potential of leftover ink

So, you’ve come the end of your printing session; is there still a lovely patch of leftover ink rolled out on your slab? You could just clean it off and shut up shop for the night, but if you are like me this square of colour is an invitation to play (and a way of postponing clearing up!)

rainbow rolled leftover ink on slab
leftover rainbow rolled ink

A little burst of fun at the end of a session can be a great way to unwind; you may produce some papers for chine collee or collage; generate some fresh ideas for prints, or even create a surprise new print if you are lucky!

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kitchen foil plate with prints

Kitchen foil printing plates

My previous posts about making plates with aluminium tape were very popular, and quite a few people have been experimenting with this technique as well as using it in community workshops.

One of these experimenters is Kate, who thoroughly tests all my instructions to destruction, (thanks Kate). She has devised another clever aluminium foil technique that I want to share with you.

This one is great for children and community workshops, very cheap and you will probably already have what you need to do it, so no extra Continue reading

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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