Student showcase: Floral chine collé lino prints
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Student showcase: Floral chine collé lino prints

On Sunday I had a fantastic day at the Arnside Educational Institute teaching chine collé lino printing to a wonderfully enthusiastic group, as part of Highlights Rural Touring Scheme. Chine collé is a fun lino printing technique, combining collage with lino printing and produces some really spectacular results, even with simple lino printed motifs. This…

Student Showcase: lino printed Christmas cards
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Student Showcase: lino printed Christmas cards

I had such a great morning at Newcastle Carers showing a lovely group how to create lino printed Christmas cards. I took in a selection of designs to work from, and once I’d shown everyone the basics, everyone added their own little touches to the designs and made them their own. Everyone was able to…

Student Showcase: chine collé lino printed Christmas cards
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Student Showcase: chine collé lino printed Christmas cards

I’ve had a fantastic day teaching chine collé lino printing to a lovely group at Breathing Space in Witton Gilbert. I always love teaching at Breathing Space, it’s such an amazing place filled with the best people! These are just a small selection of the Christmas cards that were produced today. As you can see,…

Student Showcase: Chine collé lino printed Christmas cards
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Student Showcase: Chine collé lino printed Christmas cards

These are just a small selection of the amazing chine collé lino printed Christmas cards that were made on my workshop today. Lots of creativity going on as my students carved out their lino printed designs and then combined them with collage to make lots of unique greetings cards. It was such a fun afternoon…

Video tutorial: sycamore leaf reduction lino print
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Video tutorial: sycamore leaf reduction lino print

Last month I wrote about completing this three colour reduction lino print of a sycamore leaf, and mentioned that I had videoed the whole process (see the blog here). I’ve now had chance to edit the video, and the full tutorial is now posted below. This tutorial is suitable for those who have been carving…

Student Showcase: reduction lino printing with Lanchester Monday Art Group
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Student Showcase: reduction lino printing with Lanchester Monday Art Group

I’ve had a really enjoyable two Mondays with the members of the Lanchester Monday Art Group, showing them how to create a reduction lino print. Everyone was so enthusiastic, and really took to lino carving and printing. Some members followed along with my sycamore leaf project, and others worked on their own designs. As you…

Studio blog: Sycamore leaf reduction lino print
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Studio blog: Sycamore leaf reduction lino print

What’s a reduction lino print? It’s an exciting method of creating a multi-colour lino print. Each colour layer of a reduction lino print is carved and printed from the same lino block, resulting in the lino block being destroyed during the carving process. Starting with the lightest colour, areas are cut away from the carving…

Demonstration Day: Wood block prints after Thomas Bewick
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Demonstration Day: Wood block prints after Thomas Bewick

Last weekend I had a wonderful time demonstrating wood block carving and printing as part of the Georgian Gathering event at Beamish Museum. Here’s a very quick video showing an overview of the weekend. I was demonstrating in the Pockerley Old Hall area of the museum, in a marquee just next to the hall. I…

Student Showcase: Multi Media Journal Making Course, week 1
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Student Showcase: Multi Media Journal Making Course, week 1

This afternoon saw the start of my three week multi media journal making course. Step one was to learn how to carve lino in order to create some hand printed fabric to create the spine of the book. We went through the basics of lino carving, how to use the tools and materials, practiced some…