Kitchen Litho by Sadie Tierney

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Drawing the plate using oil-based media.

Introduction

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.

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Making your own printmaking stamp by Amy-Jane Blackhall

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materials: paper, ink, linocut, linocut tool(s), cork block, inking roller, wooden spoon

Introduction

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.

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