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ART INSTRUCTION BOOKS for sale thru Amazon.com
Block Printing: Techniques for Linoleum and Wood
A great step by step guide for the block printing process. It explains how to carve properly and safely, and how to print by hand using more than one color. It also includes advice for selecting tools, paper, and ink.
The Complete Printmaker: Techniques...
Learn about intaglio, woodcut, monotype, screenprinting and book arts. 600 black-and-white, 40 color photos.
Simple Screenprinting: Basic Techniques & Creative Projects
Learn the art of screen printing on paper or fabric using water-based inks. You'll find simple to follow instructions with in-depth explanations and step-by-step photographs.
Monotype: Mediums and Methods for...
A valuable resource of methods used in making monotypes: imaging techniques, masks, stencils, collage, and mixed-media prints.
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Video of Intaglio Printmaking Process -- The lines of the image are incised, or cut, into a metal plate. This can be done with sharp tools, as in engraving, or with acid, as in etching and aquatint. Ink is applied and forced into the incised areas. Ink remaining on the surface is removed, and the plate is ready for printing.
Video of Screenprinting Printmaking Process -- The artist creates a stencil and applies it to a piece of fabric (the screen) stretched over a wooden frame. Ink is pulled across the screen with a squeegee and forced through the openings in the stencil onto a sheet of paper below.
Video of Lithography Printmaking Process -- The artist draws on a stone with a greasy crayon and then covers the stone with a thin film of water. The oily ink sticks to the greasy image but not to the water-covered areas.
Video of Relief Printmaking Process -- The artist carves the image on a block of wood or linoleum, cutting away some areas and leaving others raised (in relief). Ink is then applied with a roller which contacts only the raised areas, creating a mirror image.
Glossary of Printmaking Terms and Processes -- A nice overview of printmaking from M. A. Goetzke.
Print Documentation -- World Printmakers provides a great resource for learning about printmaking: history, basic terminology, techniques, and more.
The Process of Printmaking -- The Highpoint Center for Printmaking provides a resource for learning about printmaking techniques.
How to Make Monoprints -- An explanation of how to create monoprints by Monoprints.com.
Printmaking Processes -- Some fun and inexpensive projects to introduce beginners to the art of printmaking.
New Directions in Printmaking -- Safer and environmentally friendly printmaking processes developed by Nik Semenoff.
'Nontoxic' Printmaking & Printing -- Links to resources for less toxic printmaking that includes suppliers, studios, workshops and courses for safer printmaking techniques.
Watercolor Intaglio -- Pamela Conway Caruso describes a process she developed that uses watercolor pencils instead of traditional etching inks to color the recessed lines of the plate.
Printmaking with Benny Alba -- Benny explains the process of relief printing with linoleum.
Maintaining A Healthy, Safe Studio -- Daniel Smith, manufacturer and supplier of fine artists' materials, addresses this very important topic.
Working with Solvents -- Daniel Smith gives tips for using solvents and describes the characteristics of those most commonly used.
Q & A -- Safety, materials, techniques, tips, printmaking terms, how to save money, and more.
Printmaking Techniques -- Walter Ehrismann, Swiss painter and printmaker, discusses dry point, etching, and the aquatint process.
Printmaking Forum -- Read and post messages regarding all aspects of printmaking: Etching/Intaglio, Photopolymer/Photogravure/Solarplate, Lithography, Relief Woodcut Linoleum, Screenprint/Serigraphy, and more.
Tradigital Printmaking -- A blog about printmaking that combines digital and traditional printmaking techniques.
Electroetch -- Acid free non toxic etching.
Printmaking with Solarplate Copper -- A new means to create intaglio, relief and photo-etching prints with extremely low toxicity.
Deterioration of Artists' Papers: Causes and Prevention -- A very informative article for artists and collectors alike. Provided by Daniel Smith, manufacturer and supplier of fine artists' materials.
Paper and pH -- Daniel Smith explains the terms often used to describe a paper's acidity.
Useful Paper Terms -- Daniel Smith explains the terms used to describe paper and its various characteristics.
The Printroom -- An excellent resource for viewing examples of printmaking techniques, learning printmaking terms, and getting started in collecting prints.
-- Art supplies for etching/intaglio, linoleum and wood block printing, and silkscreen & lithography.
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