Tag: Printmaking Techniques

Pumpkin Printing: Recycle Fall Decor

Fall is definitely my favorite season, and I’m crazy about autumn décor that includes pumpkins—especially those miniature pumpkins. But after they’ve sat out for a couple of weeks looking cute, the poor things usually get tossed in the trash. This year, give them one more shot at glory by doing some pumpkin printing. That’s right—turn…

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…