Do you struggle to come up with original ideas for your printmaking? Is it difficult to find time to develop those initial thoughts, to experiment and finally make successful prints? Is your planning a little haphazard? Did you just exclaim “Planning? What planning?” or am I the only one who makes a print only … Continue reading Printing In Progress
The elderflowers are blossoming in the hedges around the farm but they thrive in the most inaccessible places, surrounded by a forest of stinging nettles or high above my head. I thought they’d make an interesting jelly print, so found the easiest to reach flowers and snipped them off. Using my home-made jelly (gelli or … Continue reading Botanical Jelly Printing with Elderflowers
Drypoint is an intaglio technique for producing prints by etching a plate, applying and wiping off ink and running through an etching press. This page has been updated. Read Drypoint for Beginners in our Printmaking section. Details of all our printmaking workshops are on the Slamseys website.
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.