Category: Mono printing

Combining collagraphs and mono-prints

Combining collagraphs and mono-prints is a lovely versatile technique that I have used several times in community workshops. It works so well because it is easy to understand and people quickly get satisfying results. There is also plenty of scope for development so people with more printmaking experience enjoy playing with the two techniques together.

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Enviromesh mono prints

The mesh is robust but malleable, it doesn’t go all floppy and get clogged up with ink like some natural fabrics. The thin filaments are stiff enough to handle easily and print really well.

Its simple woven structure makes a great starting point for prints. You can play around with distorting, unravelling and melting it too.

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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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