gelatin print of a woman with raised arms by linda germain

hands up

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
  • 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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How to save left over printmaking ink
Use small containers to save your left over Printmaking ink.

I try to put small amounts of ink on my palette, so I don’t end up throwing it away. I say, “You can always put more out, but you can’t put it back in the tube.” I found some very small plastic containers with a snap tight lid, like those of an old film canister.…

Check out some Monoprints on Fabric
Gelatin Monotype on wet fabric with a blade of grass as a stencil

If you look closely you can see the texture of the fabric in this little print. It is an experiment in using acrylic paint. The paint dries very fast and that makes it hard to plan and to get a strong transfer of color. I topped this one off with some thermofax screen printing. I…

Printmaking – Use What You Have
Peace Love and Joy thermofax screen print with hand coloring by linda germain

Happy Friday! You are busy! So a quick thought to give you a little Peace, Love or Joy! Use What You Have……… Pause for a moment, You may find that you already have what its takes and you do not have to run somewhere to get something. You probably have: an idea to solve the…

How do you track your Ideas?
Use Idea boards to create and capture inspiration

Ok, I admit I just took a Creative Live course with Megan Auman about Pinterest. So I am guessing that a lot of folks use pin boards and Pinterest to keep track of ideas and inspiration. There must be some other folks who love paper, pictures and real pushpins. Do you: collect postcards from museums…