Its been a while! Kitchen Litho 3 colour print.

Excellent print from kitchen-litho method.

Alison Sloggett

I didn’t realise it had been so long since I have blogged on here. I think I have been distracted but for good reasons, I have a new job at the Hereford college of arts, and have been doing a lot of printmaking, so all good !

(Must admit Instagram has also been a distraction! )

Here was my design, it is a sketch of my orchid that I have managed to keep alive ( and its flowered again!!)

Anyway, on my sketch I added registration marks in the corners after watching the creator of this process Emilie Aizier video https://youtu.be/IyRmvt7jgpU on YouTube on making a greeting card with two colours.

The next step was to trace my design onto my tin foil, firstly I just drew through the tracing paper and then I went over those lines with soft 8B pencil.

I made three plates, the first one was…

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Screen Printing part 1

Atomic Mess shows how you can get bold colourful screen prints just using a paper stencil.

Atomic Mess

I’ve been wondering for a while if some of my images would be easier to achieve as screen prints so I’ve been planning to learn to do it for a while now.

A couple of months ago I finally got the chance to do a screen printing course at City Lit.  In the interests of transparency I should say that I am a member of staff there, but I can really recommend the course.

Our teacher, Ben Rider was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable and I achieved some good prints quite quickly.

After an introductory session in which we learned to create simple backgrounds, we moved on to paper stencils. Ben stressed that good preparation was the key to good prints so I spent a bit of time working out some stencil ideas.

a paper collage of a stylised planta positive stencil of a plant design

I made the above designs using paper collage and cut outs to test stencil ideas. One of…

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GRAAL PRESS

Exhibition: Graal Press

Location: The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh

Date: Until 29th July 2017

Details: As part of our 175th anniversary, The Scottish Gallery is focusing on Graal Press; one of the world’s leading print studios. Based near Edinburgh, Graal was founded by Carol Robertson and Robert Adam in 1998. Since then they have worked on collaborative projects with some of Scotland’s most distinguished artists. Carol and Robert, who originally met at The Slade, London, have been at the forefront of international research into contemporary screenprinting and etching practice. This has resulted in two monographs on screenprinting and intaglio.

Image credit: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham

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SMALL FORMAT 2017

Opportunity: Small Format 2017

Deadline: 4th August 2017

Entry Fee: €20

Details: SMALL FORMAT is an International Mini Print exhibition organised by Black Church Print Studio promoting the diversity and creative processes of printmaking. This is a new addition to Black Church Print Studio’s program. This invitation is open to professional artists nationally and internationally. Images made using all printmaking techniques from traditional techniques such as lithography, relief, screen, etching to contemporary digital processes will be accepted. All works should measure 30cm × 30cm. SMALL FORMAT will be exhibited in the prime location of The Library Project in Temple Bar in Sept 2017.

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Image credit: Black Church Print Studio

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TALK – RAVILIOUS AND FRIENDS

Event: Talk – Ravilious and Friends with author and curator Andy Friend

Location: The Keep Archives, The Keep, Brighton

Date: 27th June 2017

Details: Eric Ravilious was at the centre of one of the most influential networks of English artist designers of the 20th century. Andy Friend, author of Ravilious & Co: The Pattern of Friendship and co-curator of the Towner Art Gallery’s exhibition of the same name, has spent more than ten years researching the relationships and collaborations within the group, some of whom are well-represented in The Keep’s archives. In this talk, he will discuss the rich vein of new material it revealed. Signed copies of the book, published by Thames & Hudson, will be for sale on the day.

£10 per person including a glass of sparkling wine or soft drink. Advance booking and payment essential ; please call 01273 482349 to reserve your place.

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INTERNATIONAL MINI PRINT EXHIBITION

Opportunity: International Mini Print Exhibition

Deadline: August 5th 2017

Entry Fee: Non-Members $35, Members $30

Prizes: 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place:  $300, 3rd Place:   $200

All funds will be paid in US dollars.

​PURCHASE AWARDS

Purchase Purchase awards in the form of gift cards and/or merchandise are made from art supply retailers. The retailer presenting the award receives the selected print directly from MGC. This year’s supporters include:

  • Awagami Paper Factory – 100 sheets of editioning papers worth $500
  • DaVinci Artist Supply – $150 Gift Card
  • Blick Art Materials – $100 Gift Card

Details: The Manhattan Graphics Center (MGC) announces its 3rd juried competition and exhibition devoted to miniature prints. Last year, 222 artists from over 30 countries submitted work to this exhibition, bringing together a diverse representation of the print world today.

The 3rd New York International Miniature Print Exhibition will take place from October 28 – November 28…

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BRIAN RICE – PRINTS FROM THE ARTIST’S ARCHIVES

Here is an updated link for exhibition – online pics are beautiful – a wide range of styles.
http://www.belgravestives.co.uk/exhibitions/806/brian-rice–prints-from-the-artists-archive

Exhibition: Brian Rice – Prints from the Artist’s Archive

Location: Belgrave St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwall

Date: 6th – 27th March 2017

Details: A rare chance to sample a selection of work from Brian Rice’s own personal collection. During his long career, Rice set aside examples of each phase of his work. In the case of prints, he has always kept the number one print from each edition. Having published separate catalogue raisonnés of his prints and paintings, he no longer feels the need to retain so many of his earlier pieces. Belgrave St Ives has made a selection from this extensive archive and will be exhibiting both paintings and prints to coincide with the launch of the book Brian Rice Paintings 1952- 2016.

Image credit: Brian Rice

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