Tag: Printmaking

Nature Print Greeting Card Tutorial

Autumn’s beautiful foliage can provide such wonderful art inspiration this time of year. In this project from our September/October 2013 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, artist and printmaker Sharon Gross demonstrates how to make nature print greeting cards using fallen leaves. These cards are fun, easy to create, and each one is totally unique.…

Words Left Behind

Inspired by many of the articles written by artists appearing in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine I created my first mixed media collage. Using a favorite art medium, pen & ink, I combined it with colored pencil, printed papers, newspaper, acrylic paint with crayon thus creating layers of color and texture. 

Mixed-media Garden

This piece began with a paste paper experiment of acrylics and liquid wallpaper paste.  The layers of colors suggested a garden scene to me, so I made a foam stamp and printed it with water soluble ink.  I added paint marker and prismacolor details and then I hand-stitched with pearl cotton and machine stitched with…

Gelatin Monoprinting Makes a House a Home

I've been making gelatin monoprints off and on for about a year now, and I've collected quite a stack of prints waiting to become part of a piece of art. House monprint. Home monoprint collage. Some monprints can stand alone. But as I'm learning and experimenting, most of my printmaking endeavors yield a lot of prints-in-waiting,…

Cynthia Bendix ,Scissors silhouette-mixed media collage

Cynthia "Thea" Bendix  "Canemah Studios" "Scissors" silhouette is a mixed media collage combining elements from printmaking (the scissors), stamping (the sun) with vintage & my handmade papers  collage. I'm uploading it for the "Sweet Silhouette" reader challenge.

Tea for Tuesday – Monoprinting

This morning I started with blank paper, some printing inks, and a Gelli Arts gelatin printing plate, and within an hour I had some pretty cool monoprints I could use for backgrounds in collage. "Green Tea" by Cate Prato using monoprinting techniques. As the theme of this blog is "tea," I thought I would use…

Pan Dulce

I carved this piece out of a 12" x 12" piece of linoleum.  It depicts a bowl of pan dulce (Mexican sweet bread) that I had on my kitchen counter.  The bread is long gone, but I was able to capture its image before it was gone.

American Landscape: SD Highway 40 Trees 3

Monotype, 12"x24" image on 22 and 1/2" x 30" printmaking paper; handpulled; Akua-Kolor inks. Some years ago, my husband and I took a trip to South Dakota and drove across the shortgrass prairie. The austere landscape moved me tremendously, and I made a series of watercolor sketches. I came across them recently and used them…

Climbing Geckos 1

Monoprint,  handpulled, 8"x10" image on 11"x 14 and 5/8" BFK Rives printmaking paper, handmade stencils, gecko paper punch, Charbonnel Aqua Wash Inks. The inspiration for this print came from our trip to Hawaii. When we stayed on Maui, our cabin had daily and nightly visits from geckos. We even found one climbing out of a…