Printmaking Course

I had a great weekend in Ullapool at Bridge House Art on a printmaking course with the amazing Kittie Jones.

Kittie introduced us to relief, intaglio and monoprinting. The course gave me a real taster and now I would like to learn more! I’ll definitely sign up for her summer course as soon as it’s available.

Ullapool was still very busy with tourists, I was there from Friday afternoon until Monday morning and the weather until Sunday afternoon was beautiful. I stayed at the youth hostel which has a fabulous view across the harbour and loch.

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Well I thought I would take advantage of the Christmas break to have a play with some monoprinting my new 11″ x 8″ Gelli Plate. After having watched lots of YouTube videos I got everything together – plate, acrylic paints (some old, really cheap ones that i’d bought from The Works when I was working away from home and was separated from my art supplies!), roller, card (I used A4 size matt card) and lots of items from around the house to make some marks and impressions with, including: bubble wrap, rubber stamps, a scallop shell, wool, stencils, paint brushes, cling film, paper towel, bits of paper. A great, fun-filled hour passed quickly and I was pretty happy with the results considering it was my very first time 🙂 Excuse the blurry iPad photo!

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First attempts at monoprinting with my Gelli Plate. So, what will I do with these now? There are a couple of really nice ones that i’ll cut pieces out of and maybe add a little extra paint and/or collage for making birthday cards for friends and family. I can also use the remnants for collaging with and using as backgrounds for my everyday art journal.