Brighter than metallic inks and more varied (and cheaper) than metal leaf, gilding with acrylic gel and toner foil produces a brilliant effects, ranging from dense mirrored areas, and raised textural gilding to a fine sheen of gold revealing the image below or a curtain of tiny golden dots and lines over a print.Read More
The sense of calm energy generated after making one minute drawings for as little as 10 minutes can stay with you for the whole day and inform the rest of your work.
It is quite a revelation to realise that you can set yourself up so easily to produce a series of lively and spontaneous drawings.Read More
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.Read More
When you go for a walk it is lovely to collect things, and then create a print from them. This direct way of working is a great way to create a reminder of a particular time or place.
Feathers are particularly good to print, and they carry a lot of associations; the idea of gentle, softness as well as birds in flight and a quiet lightness of spirit. I hope you will feel inspired to try some feather prints and incorporate them into your work.Read More
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