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.
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.
The soft aluminium surface will take beautiful Continue reading
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
What are Scrapstores?
Scrapstores are a wonderful source of inspirational materials for experimental printmakers.
Most Scrapstores run as charities, and the purpose is to provide low-cost materials for creative play, crafts, and community projects.
They collect clean waste from local industries, and also Continue reading