Tag Archives: relief printing

Relief printing is when you roll ink over the surface of a textured plate before printing on paper.

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

Muammer Bakir, print with wood grain

Artists’ wood grain prints

Here is a small selection of work by artists incorporating wood grain in prints, quite a few of the examples are from the mid 20th century, and happily many are contemporary.

Wood grain inspires printmakers; the printed grain suggests water, sky, landscape, and (not surprisingly) wood! I hope the work of these artists will help to fire your imagination for new ways to incorporate wood grain into 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