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Mix your own black ink

Mix your own black ink

When I decided to write this post to share my experiments with alternatives to black ink it seemed like a great idea. Now I am actually collecting the images for...

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Printing from Clingfilm

Printing from Clingfilm

In this post I will show you how to use clingfilm to transfer images to paper without a press. We will print from the texture of clingfilm itself, and also print...

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A print that moves

A print that moves

Why trap your prints behind glass? Are they desiccated museum exhibits forever fixed in time?
‘A print that moves’ is part of my investigation into making prints that live outside the frame.
In this post I want to share some of my current work with you

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The transparent ink question

The transparent ink question

People are often confused by the difference between transparent ink and linseed oil, and how these two elements affect your inks for printmaking.

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