Just been down to Hot Bed Press for one of their monthly artist’s talks (though tonight it was an artists’ talk as it involved two artists). Elizabeth Willow and David Armes are both letterpress artists who gave interesting talks – Elizabeth more romantic, David more practical.
During the Q and A part, I asked David if he had tried to combine letterpress with other printing methods. He explained that an apprenticeship in the letterpress/printing industry used to be seven years, and he needed to learn much more and working with other processes would be a distraction.
Fair enough. But I’m looking more and more at mixed media, and want to try mixing different printing processes. My information request is simply: Has anyone tried mixing printmaking processes? If so, with what sort of results? If you haven’t done so personally, do you know of any artists who I might be able to find on the interweb thingy? Alternatively, has anyone mixed printmaking with other mixed media? I’m experimenting at the moment with screenprinting on collaged paper. I’ll post some of my results shortly. (I’ve just typed ‘shirtly’, so it’s time to go to bed!)