Month: October 2018

Feather prints

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.

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Combed cement printing plates

If you think ‘combs’ and ‘cement’ sound odd together, this post should help to change your mind. Combed cement creates a range of strong textures which are very effective in collagraph printing plates.

You can approach this technique in various ways; speedy and dynamic, geometric and measured, or slow, flowing and meditative. There is a combed cement technique for all temperaments!

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