Category Archives: Print 1: Experimentation

Print 1. Project 11: Making a test collage block

The initial step for this project asks us to create a 16 section collage block using a variety of items with different surfaces, shapes and textures. BLOCK 1: This  is on a base of 4mm PVC foamex board.  Some of … Continue reading

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Experimental Collagraphs Workshop

Jet James workshop and research A couple of weeks ago I attended an experimental collagraph workshop with Queensland artist Jet James.  My first impression of him was how seemingly shy and unassuming he is.  A quiet, organised, unhurried man, working … Continue reading

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Prints and card making

I’ve been involved with a couple of people in making a selection of cards for an upcoming exhibition. Printed & Stitched cards: I took my lino cut from project 5 as the base for one set.  I rust dyed a … Continue reading

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Print 1. Project 9: Designing using experimental marks

This project doesn’t actually ask us to create a design using some of the experimental tools we’ve been using on lino, however it does ask us to speculate in what circumstances these random marks might be useful.  I decided to … Continue reading

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Print 1. Experimentation – Further natural dyeing trials

A month ago I achieved some extremely good natural dyeing results on paper.  I confess that I like the paper outcomes more than fabric.  Perhaps it’s just that my focus is very paper based currently, or maybe it is that … Continue reading

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Print 1. Further embossing experimentation

At the end of my last print run I was left with some excess inks and, always keen to use them up, I continued with some embossing which I enjoyed doing back in February.  I have a few Cedar Canyon … Continue reading

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Print 1. Experimentation: Spray printing

Spray printing over masks My friend Nola and I spent a day exploring a different type of printing by spraying dyes through masks.  This is the first of two days looking at this technique and we started by looking at … Continue reading

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