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Jigsaw Linocut with a Rainbow Roll

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A rainbow roll is a great way to easily add a beautiful range of colours to a linocut. This project uses only two colours to create a range of shades, all in one printing layer.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Bailey Schmidt

Thursday, August 09, 2018

I’m Bailey, the artist behind Young Schmidt Prints. I’m American but living in the UK with my husband and our two dogs, Murph and Eddie. I consider myself an illustrator and printmaker, but most of my days right now are filled with botanical-inspired linocut prints. I absolutely love houseplants and greenery, and my art very much reflects that.
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Screen Printing Hand Drawn Designs with Grain Mark Screen Film

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

We often talk about creating digital images to make exposed screens but there are a lot of ways to use hand drawn designs that bypass the need for computers at all - hooray! Grain Mark Screen Film allows you to draw directly onto a screen film whilst maintaining all your lovely textural marks. Charcoal and black oil pastels work particularly well. Here's a project using Grain Mark Screen Film to print some fabric: Read more

Meet the Maker: Gail Brodholt

Thursday, July 26, 2018

I am a painter and printmaker based in London. Read more

What's a Halftone? Screen Printing a Tonal Image

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

People often want to screen print photographic images and hope to use black and white photographs for this. To do this you need an exposed screen. The way screen printing works is the mesh either has to be open or closed (ink passes through the open areas but cannot pass through the closed areas) therefore grey tones do not work. To make a photographic image work we have to fool the brain into thinking that there are grey areas.  Read more

Meet the Maker: John Bloor

Thursday, July 12, 2018

I am John Bloor, part time print maker and part time graphic designer. The amount of time I get to spend on each depends entirely on whether I have work or not!  Read more

Making a Carborundum Gel Plate

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

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Meet the Maker: Maria Doyle

Thursday, June 28, 2018

I’m a printmaker based in Edinburgh. I took up linocut as a hobby two years ago but it has grown arms and legs and is now my mini business. Read more

Screen Printing a Graphite Drawing

Thursday, June 21, 2018

When we think of screen printed artwork we tend to see bold areas of bright colour and graphic lines but there are lots of different styles that can be achieved. By using graphite directly onto the mesh of a screen we can create loose, printed sketches that can be used for layering or as prints in their own right.  Read more

Meet the Maker: Frans Wesselman

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Describe your printmaking process.   Read more