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  • Meet the Maker: Eric Gaskell

    I’m Eric Gaskell, born in Wigan, going through school in 60’s and 70’s. I was always good at drawing but only really finding out about art as a 17 year old sixth former. Before then I’d never heard of even Van Gogh or Picasso (let alone anyone else). For the last 37 years, since leaving art college, I have been making “things” for myself, other people, publishers and companies in one way o...

  • Carve a Stamp Kit

    This is Maisie on work experience at Handprinted. Shirley and Holly have very kindly let me try out this Carve a Stamp Kit and write about my thoughts on it. The kit contains: An ink pad, carving tools (1 V shape fine tool and another V shape wider tool) and 5 blank stamps. This new product uses a simple technique that produces effective results. The product is reasonably priced at £12.99 incl...

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  • Testing the Differences Between Lino Blocks

    Here at Handprinted we are always getting asked to explain the difference between all the lino relief blocks available. It can be very confusing knowing whether to choose traditional lino or try an alternative such as Softcut or Vinyl. To help you decide on the right material for you, we've tested five different blocks in a variety of ways such as cutting fine lines and ink application an...

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  • Meet the Maker: Karin Moorhouse

    Meet Karin Moorhouse: local artist and designer who is teaching Monotype Printmaking with us in November! Hi, my name is Karin and I have been an artist/designer all my life starting off with studying printed textiles for my degree at Liverpool art school, followed by experience gathering work in large London commercial studios and design companies. My creative life has taken me on a...

  • Thermofax Découpage Chair

    We're really getting stuck into using our new Ready-Made Thermofaxes. Two weeks ago we showed you how we used some of them to print patterned papers in bright colours to make all the pieces seen here: We printed a big stack of these papers using six of the Ready-Made Thermofax designs. We then used these papers to make a découpage chair! Here's how we made it: We cut a 3 x 10cm te...

  • Meet the Maker: Elizabeth Harbour

    My name is Elizabeth Harbour. I studied illustration at Maidstone College of Art and went on to study an MA at the Royal College of art. I am a Printmaker, illustrator, designer and crafter and run art classes and print workshops in Kent and Sussex. Describe your process I always make several drawings for ideas, often exploring mark-making and colour-combinations. Then I decide...

  • New Ready-Made Thermofax Designs

    We've been working hard at Handprinted getting lots of designs together for a new range of Ready-Made Thermofaxes. We wanted to create adaptable designs that can be printed as they are, in repeat, layered to create textures and printed onto paper or fabric! A special project using these new Thermofaxes is underway and we can't wait to show it to you. Here's a few of our new designs being pr...

  • Meet the Maker: Sue Brown

    We are delighted to have Sue Brown joining us for her signature workshop next Autumn! We asked Sue to tell us about her work and processes: I am Sue Brown and have been an artist/printmaker for nearly 20 years. I live and work in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and drive a 2CV. What kind of printmaking do you do? My specialism is Collagraph printmaking. Collagraph is an intaglio printmaking...

  • Handprinted Studio 2016

    We've had such a brilliant year in the Handprinted Studio! We have enjoyed seeing our customers get stuck into a huge variety of techniques both in our packed workshops programme and during our open access days. As well as Shirley and Holly teaching workshops every week we've been lucky enough to have guest tutors such as Ian Phillips, Polly Finch, David Peduzzi, Karin Moorhouse and Laura...

  • Meet the Maker: 2016 Round Up!

    We've had some amazing artists featured on our blog this year. They've opened up to us about their working practice, favourite materials and given their best piece of advice. If you've missed any of this year's Meet the Maker posts, scroll through this list for a catch-up of inspiration! Gnarly Tree - screen printed ethical clothing Sophia and Matt - Brighton based textile design ...

  • Rubber Stamping - Book Giveaway!

    We're in love with Stephen Fowler's new book: 'Rubber Stamping' and we're giving you the chance to get your hands on a copy with our giveaway!   This new book is a brilliant guide to printing with rubber stamps. Stephen Fowler is an artist and illustrator specialising in hands on DIY printmaking. Through the 40+ projects inside, learn how to carve, register, print, overprint and get inventive...

  • Meet the Maker: Lisa Hooper

    I’m a full time artist/printmaker living in South West Scotland. I moved to Port William in 2006 following redundancy to pursue an ambition to make a living from art. I was very interested in natural history and I particularly liked wildlife art, so I set out to make prints of the local landscape and wildlife. Describe your process. Because I use a wide variety of print media I start th...

  • Printing Wrapping Paper for Christmas!

    Printing your own wrapping paper is an easy way to add a personal touch to presents. We know you're all really busy this time of year so we've got four quick ways of creating lovely wrapping papers. Why not get children involved too? Thermofax Printing Start with a black pen drawing or image. Have a festive doodle yourself or hand the kids a black felt tip. This is a good opportunity to add ...

  • Meet the Maker: Polly Finch

    Polly Finch of Polly Papercuts is joining us for a very special workshop on Wednesday 23rd November. Participants will get to choose from a variety of designs to cut your own papercut! Use your papercut to make a photographic silk screen and then print 30 cards! Go home with your original papercut and cards. We asked Polly to tell us more about her work and process:  Describe your proce...

  • Printing with Chine Collé

    Chine Collé is a technique that allows you to add colour to your prints without making another block. Using Chine Collé you are able to print on much finer, more delicate papers which are bonded onto a more sturdy paper during the printing process. Japanese papers are often used but you can try tissue papers, maps, sheet music, even fabric - anything delicate enough to be printed onto. ...

  • Printing with System 3 Block Printing Medium

    System 3 Block Printing Medium transforms acrylic paints into usable block printing inks. Simply mix the medium with your paints and roll onto your block! Here's how: Mix your Block Printing Medium with acrylic paint in a ratio of 3:2. If you want to print in a specific colour, mix your acrylic colour first and then add your medium when you're happy with the shade. I did not do t...

  • Meet the Maker Flora Arbuthnott

    I am a printmaker, natural dyer and forager. My work is all about nature: from doing prints and illustrations of birds and leaves, to dyeing using plants I've grown or foraged. I run workshops teaching printmaking on fabric and indigo dyeing. I also run wild food walks. Describe your process. My process is quite meditative. I clear my mind of all thought, put pen to paper and see what...

  • Printing with Magic Stamps

    If you haven't tried printing with Magic Stamps yet, this is your new project. It's really quick to create a unique block that can be reused again and again to create different textures and patterns. All you need is a heat gun and a variety of objects and surfaces to create your stamps. Arrange a collection of low relief objects or find a texture that you would like to replicate. ...

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  • Fabric Printing with Vegetables!

    This project is a quick and easy way to get stuck into printing. It's brilliant for children and just as good for grown-ups too! If you're stuck in a rut with your printmaking, try this quick project to reignite your imagination and get those creative (vegetable) juices flowing. Raid the fridge for a selection of vegetables and fruits - the weirder the shape, the better. Slice the vegg...

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • Meet the Maker: Hannah Madden

    Meet printmaker Hannah Madden! Describe your process.  I have a love of designing and block-printing repeat patterns by hand. One of my favourite medium is natural cotton fabric which I then use to create bespoke works such as lampshades. I start with sketching ideas, mainly onto sheets of plain paper. Once I’m happy with my drawing I use the old fashioned way of turning it into a rep...

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Generated 5 months ago

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  • Printing an Easy Card Cut Collagraph

    Collagraphy is a printing process in which a collaged plate is made and printed from.The different surfaces on the plate print varied tones and textures. Natural materials, papers and mediums can be  added and are usually covered in a layer of shellac or varnish that is left to dry before printing. Here's our method for creating a really quick and easy card-cut collagraph that doesn't requ...

handprinted.co.uk

Category: Content
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Generated 5 months ago

handprinted.co.uk

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 months ago

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