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Block Printed Chair

Monday, September 21, 2015

If you’re a lover of relief printing (or would like to be) but squeezing little prints through a press isn’t your thing, here’s an idea for block printing that’s a little different:

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Colour Blending with Versacraft and Mastercut

Thursday, September 03, 2015

There is so much that you can do with Versacraft Ink Pads. You can use them to print on paper, shrink plastic, polymer clay, wood, porcelain, leather and fabric. Our latest project for these versatile ink pads is colour blending. Here’s how we used Mastercut andVersacraft to make a printed tea towelRead more

Drypoint Printing

Friday, August 21, 2015

Drypoint is an intaglio printmaking method that involves scratching an image into a plate with a pointed tool. These lines create a burr that holds ink, meaning that the print reveals the drawing. Intaglio printmaking is the opposite of relief printmaking as it is the sunken areas of the plate that print rather than the raised areas. Read more

Screen Printing a Repeat Pattern

Friday, July 24, 2015

Printing a length of your own designed fabric is so exciting but most of us do not have the luxury of a fabric registration table. So using a bit of logic we have come up with step by step guide to printing a repeat pattern on a length of fabric using an A4 screen. Read more

Screen Printed Apron for Making Magazine!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

We are giddily delighted to be featured in this month's Making Magazine! On page 10-11 of April 2015's Making Mag you'll find our project for a spring floral screen printed apron. It was a lot of fun to make and looks fab in print. Read more

Reduction Lino Cut

Friday, March 06, 2015

The reduction lino cut is a method of block printing in which each colour layer is taken from the same block. More lino is removed from the block for each layer and each colour is printed on top of the last. This means that an entire edition must be printed in one go - once you have carved into the block for the next layer, you can't go back to print more. Because of this it is sometimes referred to as the 'suicide printing', but don't worry, it's a lot more cheery than it sounds! Here's how to do it: Read more

‘Screen Printing at Home’ by Karen Lewis Book Review

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

'Screen Printing at Home' by Karen Lewis, is a new comprehensive guide to screen printing onto fabric from the comfort of your kitchen table. Read more

Beginning Printmaking – Books we love

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

We are often asked for recommendations on books to get started on various methods of printmaking. Here is a round up of our favourites for anyone thinking about learning how to print at home.  Read more

Gelli Plates

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We've been having a lot of interest in Gelli Plates recently so thought it was about time we posted a few of our own Gelli Plate experiments for you to have a look at. If you haven't already heard of Gelli Plates, they're reusable, durable printing plates that allow you to mono-print without a press. Intrigued? Read on... Read more

Screen Printing with Speedball Night Glo for Halloween

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

As Halloween fast approaches, it's time to get those costumes ready. We think it's a perfect opportunity to try out Speedball Night Glo fabric ink! Print glow in the dark Halloween messages, pictures, or even your kids' spooky drawings onto their own costume. That will keep 'em busy this half term. Read more

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