gelatin print of a woman with raised arms by linda germain

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Do you love spontaneous printmaking?

Do you have a try it and see what happens attitude?

Then printing without a press is for you.

  • It can be as simple as a found relief stamp or as complicated as a multi colored screen print, requiring perfect registration.
  • Printing can open up the art making opportunities for nearly every artist.
  • You can take a drawing and transform it into a screen, a block or a stencil.  A photo can be the foundation of a repeatable pattern or image.

Why make prints without a press?  Most folks do not have access to a printing press.  Gel monotypes, thermofax screen prints, and relief block prints are all methods that are readily available to most people.

If you love to make marks, then you will love printmaking without a press.

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Cover your journal with monoprinted fabric

I have been wondering what the attraction is to working with fabric. I think it has to be the personal, tactile nature of the medium.  You can feel it, touch it and even wear it. Prints on paper are often under glass and we are discouraged from touching them. Tell me in the comments: Why…

Make Monotypes – focus on fiber – printing course

Many folks ask me about monotype printing on fabrics. So I am pleased to share that I am busy creating Make Monotypes – Focus on Fiber, a printmaking course for 2015. Enjoy this 49 second video of some monoprinted fabric from my stash. Add me – Make Monotypes – Focus on Fiber

Thermofax screen printing kit available soon

Are you curious about screen printing? Do you want to add thermofax screen printing to your art making skill set? If so, then you may be interested in this starter set of printing screens that I am working on. WATCH this video and see how I quickly print and layer one piece of fabric with…

Does your printing process change with the seasons?

I have noticed that I do more printing with grasses in the fall, use Daniel Smith inks in the summer, need to clean my studio in the spring and use photo imagery in winter. Summer: Heat can dry up printing inks and the gelatin plate Time – Do I go to the beach or play with…