Printmaking

Josephine 4.25 x 3.5 Woodcut with Watercolor Available on Etsy. This woodcut was chosen for the Georgetown, Texas Arts & Culture program Current: Banner Project. Josephine (above) is one of fifty four banners on display in downtown Georgetown. The project was created and produced by Nick Ramos of Graphismo, and will be on display till November …

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 Dry Dock Huddle 8.5 x 7 Monotype on Arches Cover paperAvailable on Etsy. Pulling the monotype from the mylar plate, supported underneath by a sheet of matboard cut to the same size as the mylar.   My reference photo on the left is a little grainy and over-exposed, but there’s enough information to draw the …

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Last Roses of the Season 8.5 x 7 Monotype on Arches Cover paper Available on Etsy.    Sold Making a Light Field Monotype With Watercolor Fall is here in the California desert, with squinty-bright light, cool mornings and scattered leaves. The very last roses in my garden are wind-blown and crumpled, but I’ve been bringing them …

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Not Camera Shy 6.6 x 5.5 Watercolor Monotype Portrait Available on Etsy. I was talking with an incredible artist friend of mine – Priscilla Treacy – about supports for monotypes, and she suggested frosted mylar – also known as Drafting Film – as a printmaking plate.  Slide a piece of matboard underneath the Mylar while …

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On the Cusp of the Next Chapter 9×7 Monotype with colored pencil Available on Etsy (Process shots begin at the bottom of this post.)   With my reference photo (an iphone snapshot of one of my nieces, taken with the instamatic filter) nearby, I’m using colored pencils to refine the young girl’s features, and I’m …

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How to Make a Collagraph with Mat Board Would you like to try some collagraph printmaking with scrap mat board? Here’s a playlist of step by step tutorial videos on how to make a collagraph print posted on my youtube channel.   This blog post will show you – in photos – supplies and steps, …

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Mixing Your Printmaking Methods After I finished playing with my groovy, new Akua Intaglio inks on the collagraph Sinking In, I had a small amount of ink left on my table, and I thought it would be more fun to make another print instead of storing it and cleaning up. (When it comes to clean …

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Supplies to Make a Glue Collagraph Print A glue collagraph is a printmaking plate made from a stiff background with a printable design created with glue. Here are the details… Traditional collagraph plates are often built with layered papers, fabric, thread or organic embellishments. Sometimes a collagraph plate is also carved or incised to create …

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Making a Miniature Portrait with Soft Ground Intaglio Etching in a Zinc Plate This (above) is the plate Pilous was printed from. It was originally someone else’s castoff – a scrap piece of zinc under the metal cutter in the print lab I was using at the time. I beveled the edges with a rasp, …

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At the Shore 4×4 Woodcut with Watercolor & Colored Pencil SoldAvailable – framed – for sale on Etsy. A small block of Shina wood from McClain’s Printmaking supplies, with a drawing done with a sharpie marker, being carved with Flexcut knives. A test print to see what else needs to be cut away from the block. …

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Vintage Style Figurative Woodcut – Communion 6×4Available matted & framed on Etsy.I’ve posted this woodcut before – printed in black ink, and this version was rolled with blue ink – leftover from a fellow printmaker’s ink-pile. The reference for it was a tiny, old photo from the 40’s – of my mother’s first communion at …

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Lily 8×6 Woodcut (#6/25) with watercolor & colored pencil Sold I’ve posted the process shots on this woodcut before, but here’s a newly painted print, so let’s review. (Start at the bottom photo.) Hanging prints to dry (printed on a variety of papers) as they’re being printed. Checking the print and the block to see …

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Painting Monotype Prints with Watercolors or Colored Pencils If you have an urge to make a print, but you don’t have a press, or any carving tools, this might be just the form of printmaking for you. Monotypes are simple, single or multicolor, hand transferred or press transferred, singular (no multiples or edition printing), painterly …

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Painting Linocut Prints with Watercolors Hand Color Linocuts If you print your linocuts and woodcuts with inks that won’t re-wet, you can have a lot of fun hand coloring your relief prints with watercolors. Hand Colored Block Print Fun If you printed a small edition of 5 linocut prints in black ink that dries permanently – …

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