FREE - Video Tutorial - How to Make the Glycerin and Gelatin Plate for Making Monotypes

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Simple stencils from fabric designs

I got several small fabric samples, at the local recycling center, extras for creative reuse. I did some sketches, drawings and doodles with reference to some of the patterns. This is an easy way to draw something if you really don’t have a passion for drawing. It gives you a starting place. Of course you…

Recycling an old book into a journal
cut apart old books and make journal

Sewn book bindings can intimidating. But the more you do the better you get. Every time I make a Coptic stitch bound book, I need to refresh my memory and skills. So with this journal I set perfection aside and embraced the re-learning of the coptic stitch binding. When journals are too perfect and precious,…

Watch and learn how to make the Gelatin Plate for Printmaking
layered gelatin print

There are lots of different recipes for making the gelatin plate for monotype printing. And you can even skip the process and buy a commercially prepared plate. Each type of plate will interact differently with inks and paints. So the key is to find your favorite combination of inks, papers and plates to create your…

Books as art materials
collect old books for art making

I love finding old books at library sales. I think of old books as fodder for art making. I can use: The pages for black out poems The covers for journals Pages for printing surfaces BE brave and make something from a book! I look for covers that talk to me, pages with words that…