This handprinted monoprint method borrows techniques from the Japanese tradition to apply water-based inks to a woodblock and make unique prints.Continue reading
Kitchen Lithography is a planographic printing technique (printing from a flat surface) based on the principle of water and oil repelling each other. French artist Émilie Aizier invented the process in 2011, adapting conventional lithography to the contemporary home setting using household materials, and a simple method (no graining or specialist chemicals). It’s an experimental technique – the best results come from practicing and enjoying the process.Continue reading
Make your own versatile stamp(s) using this simple technique. Cut an image or design out of lino, glue to a cork block for ease of handling, then ink up and get printing! Have fun and experiment – make repeating patterns, text blocks, overlay your stamp onto existing prints, it can be as simple or elaborate as you wish.Continue reading
PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THROUGH THE FOLLOWING GELLI PLATE CARE AND USE INSTRUCTIONS:
Three key points:
• Avoid using sharp objects on the plates
• Clean the plate after use as instructed
• Place back in original packaging to store cleaned plate for your next project!
Important cleaning note – plate cleaning materials: Avoid using white spirit to clean the plate; instead smooth sheets of scrap paper, newspaper etc over the surface until any remaining ink has lifted off. Cleaning with white spirit will degrade the surface of the plate. If using water based ink you can wash the plate with water and mild detergent.
I am very excited to try using these plates too. They seem to have enormous potential for a variety of very exciting off press outcomes. A big thank you to Katherine Jones for introducing and writing this project for the Rabley Printmakers.
Gelli Plates are amazingly effective and pick up even the most sensitive detail. They are ideal for making monotype-style images without a press and are malleable, allowing you to print onto all sorts of materials including paper, fabric and even rigid surfaces like wood or cardboard.Continue reading
Card printing is a simple inexpensive method of printmaking that can be used alone to make simple designs/images or combined with other printmaking or painting processes. The basic nature of this printmaking process allows it to be easily adapted and developed to create a range of results. It can be used as a bridge between drawing and printmaking.Continue reading
Plaster bandage or ‘modrock’ will take print into the surface of the plaster from an inked intaglio, drypoint or monotype plate using oil based inks. This is a great method for printing a plate without a press.Continue reading
In the spirit of keeping connected, happy and making the team at RABLEY DRAWING CENTRE Amy Jane Blackhall, Nik Pollard and Meryl Ainslie have put together a plan!
We have devised 6 Tabletop Print Projects for our regular Rabley Printmakers and we thought it would be welcomed to make these live and free to everyone! – so follow this blog and our instagram #rableydrawingcentre to keep posted and connected!
There will be a new project each Monday for the next six weeks. We hope that you will enjoy them, they are just for fun and to introduce a few new ideas to keep your practice fresh and lively! We have had fantastic support from Sara Lee, Katherine Jones and Sadie Tierney, who are all going to make contributions over the coming weeks.
Each workshop will include an introduction, materials, demonstration videos, suppliers links. Printmakers will already have many items in the studio or kitchen!
Meryl Ainslie, Director of Rabley Drawing Centre in conversation with Lucy Farley, their new artist in residence 2020. Lucy will be working at Rabley Drawing Centre during four visits throughout the year.
Lucy Farley is a painter and printmaker, she researches the stories that underpin a place and inspire her work. She has a Danish mother and English father. She recalls the dark and spooky Nordic tales her Grandmother told her as a child. And here her story starts…
“I didn’t know about the Savernake Forest before I came here. There was a random connection from an Australian friend who told me about the stories and legends of the Forest. So I started to draw from these ideas about the ‘headless horse woman’ of the forest. I made lithographs at London Print Studio, printed onto Japanese paper and working with a horse shape. These are some of the collaged elements I have been using in the print studio at Rabley.
There is an eye in the oak in the forest called the king of limbs’ – this motif has also inhabited the images this week. Back in my London studio I will be editing and making more research and reading and readying for my next exciting visit.
Being in the Rabley studio there is a connection to landscape. I can see the edge of the Savernake Forest out of the window. It’s a stark contrast to my London Studio and a breathing space, calming and vast. It is so quiet – I can mull the questions without interruption.” LF Feb 2020
Lucy making the most of the space and studios at Rabley – she will also being inspiring others along the way…..
She will be returning throughout the year – follow our blog or instagram @rableydrawingcentre
Works in progress include a series of collages
Video of Lucy printing her first proofs coming soon!
Eileen Cooper RA
Peter Randall Page RA
Rebecca Salter RA
More Information on ARTSY https://www.artsy.net/show/rabley-contemporary-rabley-contemporary-at-london-art-fair-2020
For fair tickets and gallery enquiries please contact Meryl Ainslie
T 01672 511999 M 07967545136 (during fair)
London Art Fair Information:
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LONG WEEKEND FOLIO SALE – 10% Discount on folio prints
Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 – 5, Sunday 11 – 4
Please join us this weekend for our winter ARTMAS folio sale of prints by our favourite Rabley artists including:
Neil Bousfield, Ian Chamberlain, Eileen Cooper RA, Naomi Frears, Tom Hammick, Katherine Jones, Sara Lee, Peter Randall-Page RA, Rebecca Salter RA, Sandy Sykes, Nana Shiomi, Sadie Tierney.
Our current exhibition Emma Stibbon, Territories of Print 1994–2019 continues in the gallery until 21 Dec.
Director, Rabley Drawing Centre
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01672 511999