Request For Printmaking Information

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!)

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I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website johnpindararts.weebly.com
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2 Responses to Request For Printmaking Information

  1. starrybird says:

    Ah! A man after my own heart! I love the idea of mixing printing techniques and am currently working up some ideas to mix monoprint backgrounds with drypoint. The problem being that you have to resoak the paper…. Lots of interesting ideas on mixed printing techniques in Julia Ayres’ ‘Monotype’, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1991 and ‘Practical Mixed-Media Printmaking Techniques’, Sarah Riley, A & C Black, London, 2011. Can’t wait to finish Drawing 1 and get back to printmaking….

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