Posts tagged - printmaking

Wrap it Well

Posted on December 15th, 2015

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Just a quick post to share a couple of my favourite homemade gift-wrapping ideas, in case you need a little inspiration for dressing up your Christmas presents this year. If you’d like to make some unique wrapping paper, how about trying these ideas: Painted giftwrap – grab some acrylic paints in Christmas colours and paint […]

Recent Adventures in Relief Printmaking

Posted on October 2nd, 2015

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I just wanted to show you some of the lino prints I’ve made over the past few months.  I’ve been experimenting with different ways to create texture and the effects these can give when layered over top of one another.  I’ve used my two ‘In Flight’ lino blocks, along with some kowhai and pohutakawa flower […]

Eight Weeks of Screenprinting

Posted on September 28th, 2015

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I’ve just finished an eight-week screen printing course at Inverlochy Art School, which is one of the best things I’ve done to further my printmaking skills.  I so enjoyed this course – I learnt heaps, had guidance from an experienced printmaker, and had plenty of time and freedom to practice what I was learning on […]

Screen Printing Adventures

Posted on August 8th, 2015

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I’ve recently started an evening screen-printing course at Inverlochy Art School.  We’ve had two classes so far – in the first, we learned how to get our image onto a screen using the photographic emulsion process, then in the second we learned how to print a two-colour image using our screens. I wasn’t very prepared […]

Make Your Own Geometric-Printed Napkins

Posted on August 4th, 2015

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I found a set of bright orange cotton napkins at the op shop a while ago, and decided I wanted to jazz them up a bit by printing a design onto them.  I was going to use one of my hand-carved stamps, but none of them quite fitted the look that I wanted, so I […]