Mixed Media Printmaking without a Press
- Start Date:
- Feb 20, 2021
- Finish date:
- May 8, 2021
- 350.00 USD
- Book the course
- Kim Hartman Colligan
Setting up your work space:
Any table will do…cover in newsprint or newspaper or cut up brown paper shopping bags. Have lots of rags handy. They can be old cotton t-shirts or sheets cut up (cotton is best) or even paper towels. We will use the rags while we are working for the skin on the R&F pigment sticks, wiping brayers between colors and cleaning the plexi glass plate.
It’s helpful to have a trash near you as you can remove inky messy items so they don’t get tracked around your house.
Substitutions are fine we just need it to work. So if you are already using an ink or oil; I will do my best to help you adapt it to what we will be working on.
Baren (if you don’t have a baren you can use a hockey puck or wooden spoon)
R+F pigment sticks
Paper, Stonehenge printmaking
Watercolor set if you have one (can be an inexpensive kid set)
Crayons (inexpensive kid set)
Additional Supplies not included in Blick University supply list
paper scraps to be used for cutting stencils---different thicknesses
wall paper with a raised texture
textures (such as bubble wrap, doilies, packaging/netting on produce such as onions etc)
Parchment Paper - highly recommend Smart Take parchment sheets available on Amazon. This particular brand is great because it comes in sheets; not on a roll making it easier to use.
rags (lots of them)
paper to protect table top
plexi glass surface for mixing R+F - several pieces different sizes to use when inking shapes.
Pencils ( a range of H to B is great----an ebony if you have one)
Exacto Knife or box cutter or blade
Straight edge for tearing paper
warm water and soap on rags for clean up at the end. If you prefer to use a spray cleaner (windex or something along those lines….it’s fine. Whatever works.)