Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Printing workshop

I held a printing workshop last Saturday with another fabulous group of students. There was lots of laughs and great productivity. We made foam printing plates which were then used to print various weights of paper.


These are some of the plates I made for the demo.


This is one I made after the workshop, still in it's pristine state.


These are a selection of papers waiting to have more paint added.


The plate is not so pristine now, this is a print taken from it.


These were printed onto tissue paper and given a final colour wash.


These are the wonderful students.
I always seem to be wearing black or purple, can't seem to get away from it.





25 comments:

Lynn said...

What fun prints everyone made. Looks like fun (and one of your students is wearing black AND purple. Why not?

stitchinglife.com said...

These are fabulous; the papers look great.

Kim said...

you in purple - tick

Heather said...

The printing plates are wonderful Ro and the printed papers are just stunning. What a great workshop. You look good in black and purple.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Those patterns on patterns in tissue will be so lovely and translucent to work with. Black and purple, well, if you love it of course. Great outfit! xox Corrine

PamMcd said...

Deeply envious!!

Jacky said...

These look wonderful Ro!!! I'd forgotten this class was on....
lovely to see what everyone has made.

Jacky xox

Fenland Textile Studio said...

Looks like everyone had a fantastic time. I love your printing plate. If only I lived a few thousand miles closer to you so I could have come along....

Bren said...

I'm feeling a little green with envy, looks like so much fun and what great prints you created

Julie said...

This looks like so much fun and the print blocks have beautiful designs on them.

Terri Kahrs said...

Your students "did you proud", Ro! Their work is stunning, and you look GORGEOUS in your purple!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Diana said...

I am just captivated by the papers you all created in this class! And color me green - with envy! I'd love to learn how to make those printing plates. Have you considered making and selling DVD's for all us on the other side of the world who will probably never get to take a class with you! I'll put my order in now! You are a phenomenal artist Ro!

Emma said...

Love the designs on tissue - so detailed. I have an itch to print after all my stitching, I'm sure there's a meat tray around!

What a beautiful journal that is :)

Iz said...

That is one fabulous printing plate - this looks like a lot of fun

Megan P said...

What an inspiring post Ro.
Makes me want to jump up and head into he studio.
I think you look great in black and purple.

Megan P said...

What an inspiring post Ro.
Makes me want to jump up and head into he studio.
I think you look great in black and purple.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hello Ro,
I just happened upon your lovely blog and am enjoying viewing your incredible body of work......very impressive and inspiring.
I am a textile artist who offers free textile art classes to cancer patients. I am quite interested in your Foam Printing Plates and how you are able to accomplish so much detail with the foam. Do you free-hand cut the motifs and blue them onto a foundation? I would be interested in using these foam printing plates to print paint on textiles. I think my students would enjoy this process.
Many thanks for your reply,
LuAnn in Oregon
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/search/label/Permission%20to%20Play

katie said...

wow, beautiful papers and it looks like you had such fun too!

layers said...

congrats on having a wonderful workshop-- looks it was quite productive with all the colorful papers and prints that were created.

Samantha Marshall said...

They look fantastic!!!

Tracy Verdugo said...

these look fantastic Ro...what fun!

grrl + dog said...

you guys are so productive..

I am in awe of your energy

Sophie Munns said...

Great to see what you did so up close and personal Ro!
Just gorgeous I must say.
And looks like great fun!
Sophie
ps thanks for lovely comments about our Miss Olley!

ArtfulLee Designed said...

Looks like a fun class Ro. Where do you hold your classes?
Lee:)

Elizabeth said...

I am sooo very sorry that you seem to be having such a hard time finding things to do with yourself now that you have retired!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!! You are exhausting me!!! Fabulous class with gorgeous foam plates. are these foam meat tray plates or the fun foam sold in the craft stores? I have the fun foam around here somewhere but like you my floor is missing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!