Tag: Printmaking Techniques

Technique Tuesdays: Gel-Plate Printing

Gel-plate printing has taken the mixed-media world by storm. Ready-made silicone plates make it incredibly easy to create monoprints with paint, stencils, stamps, and more. A little practice is all it takes to become a pro at printing on gel plates, which can also be made from scratch. Use the following techniques to add unique touches to your…

Hand printed papers

Studio Saturdays: Printmaking with found objects

Having a stash of printed papers and fabrics ready to go when the creative muse strikes is like having money in the bank. Instead of spending a lot of time making one background or pattern for an art journal page or collage, I just reach into my stash, and away I go. I love printing…

Doodle art by Mary Beth Shaw | ClothPaperScissors.com

How to Draw Stencil-Guided Doodle Art

Artists love doodling because there are no rules–but tons of fun techniques! Get a sneak peek inside the pages of our latest Zen Doodle Workshop magazine, which is included in this exclusive Year of the Doodle kit (which also includes Year of the Doodle: 365 Drawing, Collaging, and Mark-Making Adventures and the premiere digital issue of Zen Doodle Workshop!) Mixed-Media Doodle Art by…

Printmaking Techniques: Why You Should Use a Brayer

In the following post about printmaking techniques by Cate Prato, you’ll learn why you should be “all about that brayer.” A rubber brayer like this one is good for inking stamps,” Cate says. “Create custom stamps by spreading modeling paste through a stencil. Then spread paint on the stamp with a brayer.” Art by Carolyn…