Saturday 26 March 2011

a blissful day spent cutting and sticking and printing

I did a Collagraph printing workshop at The Cubby Hole for my birthday treat.

I've been wanting to take a printing workshop forever but never quite managed it.  We made our printing plates from a variety of tapes so that we didn't need to wait for them to dry before putting them through the printing press.

The image at the top of the post was made from this plate, made entirely from masking tape on card, and using my favourite punches in the whole world [my Martha Stewart Hydrangeas].

We also worked on card shaped the same as our first initial.  I decided to make a few and print a collection.  We did LoaDS of printing :)

I'm going to add some stitching to some of my pieces I think.  It was great to see Carol having the time to join us on this workshop.  I love the pieces she did with textured wallpaper.

We had great fun with the string - it could be 'deconstructed' into very fine threads which printed brilliantly.

little Sue made this fabulously textured flower

whilst Nigel added roots and leaves to his 'N' with it

Wendy made a fantastic print from the leftover card from her 'W' being cut with the Cricut.  

A fabulous, fabulous day :)


  1. So glad you were able to do something for your birthday that you have been wanting to do. I can only imagine what you will be doing next with all these fabby prints!
    Looks like a lovely day out xx

  2. Hi Sarah, evryones work looks fantastic. Looking forward to seeing what you get up to with the results of an enjoyable day.
    belated Happy Birthday x :))

  3. Printing, PRINTING!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Can't imagine how you do that. Can you do it with ink and paint by covering the raised ares with ink or paint and then a potato, or do you need a printing press. May be one could improvise.
    Must look into this.

    Sue xx

  4. Golly, forgot to wish you many happy returns. Happy birthday!
    Sue x

  5. Also forgot to say how fantastic everyone's work looks.
    Sue x

  6. I am in LOVE with that print piece you did - I am shocked that it was made only using masking tape. That's amazing!


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