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Sue Brown Printmaker: COLLAGRAPH GALLERY. Stock held at:- Lion Gallery, Leominster - Sky Blue Framing, Bristol - Red Thread 48cm x 53cm.

Sue Brown Printmaker: COLLAGRAPH GALLERY

Mystory. PaperArtsy: 2016 Topic #9 Mono Printing {Challenge} Another older technique still used today is screenprinting, originally called silkscreen printing as silk was used before the invention of synthetic mesh.

PaperArtsy: 2016 Topic #9 Mono Printing {Challenge}

Evidence of this goes back to China in 960 AD and did not arrive in the West until the 18th century. A blocking template or stencil is used to cover the mesh in the chosen design. Then a blade or squeegee is used to pull paint or ink across the mesh. The medium seeps through the mesh onto the chosen substrate, with only the blanked out areas left clear. Linocut Tutorials & Art Tutorials by Australian Artist Lynette Weir. Lavender - The Arts & Crafts Press. T-Shirts & Fabric Printing Techniques. The following are all types of printing which can be used to transfer designs to fabric (and sometimes other surfaces) at home: - Stencilling: Stencils are usually made from paper, card or plastic, and the design you want to print is cut out of the sheet by hand.

T-Shirts & Fabric Printing Techniques

The stencil is placed on top of the item to be printed, paint is then brushed, stippled or sprayed on top, then the stencil is removed. Michelle ward: tutorial: cutting stencils. Much of this information was previously published on my street team blog, or my main blog, but I have gathered it all into one place to encourage you to make your own stencils or masks, or both!

michelle ward: tutorial: cutting stencils

The July/August 2012 Somerset Studio had an article about stencils, in my column Make It Your Own. Recently I have been enjoying using Tyvek to cut stencils with a dual purpose. The material is easy to handle and is so thin it works very nicely with acrylic paint. It also retains the paint better than an acetate stencil which suits my purpose of employing the stencils to make marks, then incorporate the actual piece as a collage element. The layers of paint are so random and handsome - I have to use it! Blog — Ecouture Textiles. I use watercolor and printmaking papers available in art stores.

Blog — Ecouture Textiles

Some of my favorites are: Copperplate paper (used for printmaking) Fibre Art, Eco Printing, Artists' Books, Vintage Textiles.

Fine art printing

Prints and Patterns - Stencils, Wall Stencils - Gelli Plate Printing Extras! (Part 1) - Create Mixed Media. (The following demonstrations are bonus techniques from Gelli Plate Printing by Joan Bess, copyright 2014.)

Gelli Plate Printing Extras! (Part 1) - Create Mixed Media

Folded Circles into Squares Create several Gelli prints that are printed on both sides of the paper. Print using your favorite techniques, textures and marks. Printing on card stock works well for this project. Cut Gelli prints into 1½” circles. Apply a decorative line around the edge of each circle with a metallic gold leaf pen so that it shows when the edges are folded inward. Cut a 1″ square from chipboard (cereal box, etc.). Place the 1″ square template in the center of a Gelli printed circle and draw a pencil line along the square template edges. Position the squares and glue in place onto the substrate of your choice. Quilters may recognize this design concept as inspired by the traditional Cathedral Windows pattern.

You can change the dimensions of the circle and square size. Layers of Holes The inside edges of the holes are painted with acrylic paint. Gelli Plate Printing Extras! (Part 2) - Create Mixed Media. Gelli Plate Printing Extras! (Part 3) - Create Mixed Media. (These demonstrations are bonus projects from Gelli Plate Printing by Joan Bess, copyright 2014.)

Gelli Plate Printing Extras! (Part 3) - Create Mixed Media

Landscape Mixed-Media Collage This is a great way to use your prints! Tear several prints into various sized pieces and place them on a substrate, arranging them to overlap in a way that resembles a landscape. Add fabric, yarn and found papers, tucking them in between layers. Dyed cheesecloth, novelty yarns, and snippets of various papers—like music, maps and text from old book pages—all work well layered in between the torn Gelli printed pieces. Glue the pieces in place to create your collage.

Silk Habotai Layered Collage Printing on sheer fabric, such as silk habotai 5mm gives you wonderful layering options for inclusion in collage. This piece begins by making of a collage of twelve 2″ squares of vintage paper glued together in a grid. Use your original paper collage in the piece, or scan and print it, if you like. Gelli Plate Printing Extras! (Part 1) - Create Mixed Media. Gallery - Make Monotypes. Eco prints on paper. Lovely results from eco leaf prints on water colour paper!

Eco prints on paper

Blackberry, Cotinus Coggrygia, Chokecherry, Japanese Maple and Tagetes petals on water colour paper, folded. Amazing that the same red Chokecherry leaf prints both blue and green. In my search online for “how-to’s”, I found great instructions in Cassandra Tondro’s delightful blog on eco friendly art: My change was to add alum to the soaking water. ‘Twas a Dark and Stormy Eco Print… A series of posts about eco prints with rust on cotton rag paper and on fabrics.

‘Twas a Dark and Stormy Eco Print…

This group of prints on 140 lb. watercolour paper is shown assembled in accordion book form. Watercolour paper was cut, folded into four page accordions and layered with leaves and pieces of rusted iron; the stack was soaked in water and vinegar then steamed as usual for an hour or so. This collection was left to cool before removal of the eco printing “plates”. Threadborne. Tutorial 1 Leaf Monoprinting by Cassandra Tondro Cassandra Tondro’s online tutorial on extracting natural dyes from leaves to obtain a print.


Cassandra calls her end product a “monoprint” . Cassandra is a “Green” artist living in California. Eco Printmakers and Natural Dyers.