Drypoint is an intaglio technique for producing prints by etching a plate, applying and wiping off ink and running through an etching press. The printing plate can be made from metal, card or Perspex and etching the plate is like drawing without using ink. In other words, drawing with a dry point. … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Drypoint Etching
May is such a wonderful month. Everywhere feels vibrant and alive and it’s no surprise that the Barley Barn is buzzing with creativity.
If you want to find a space in your home for printmaking, you should make it as easy as possible to whip out your printmaking equipment and start printing. It’s easy to lose enthusiasm if you have to search for your tools and clear a space to print. Make it easy to print and you’ll … Continue reading Finding Space at Home for Printmaking
Do you struggle to find ideas for printmaking or creative projects? Do you need a boost? Would a few prompts and strategies for building creative habits help? Then download the Slamseys E-Book “How to Find Creative Inspiration” today.
Does anyone else get bombarded at the start of the year with New Creative Trends emails? As well as discovering the key themes for Christmas 2019, this week I’ve also been learning about colour trends. Apparently it’s all about the neon, which my friend who works for a light-up neon wire company has been telling … Continue reading N-E-O-N