Category Archives: Printing

Types of Watercolour Paper

Which watercolour paper

With such a large range of materials available to the budding artist it can sometimes be difficult to know where to start. There is a huge choice of surfaces on offer and the artist will usually settle on a brand after some experimentation. Here we look at the types of paper available for painting with […]

Printing with Dyes and Paints

Thicken dyes for printing

Thicken paints or dyes using the following methods to create unique hand printed textiles. RESISTAD WATER-BASED GUTTA Resistad is a concentrated, viscous water-based medium which can be used as a gutta resist in silk painting, or as a printing paste for screen printing, block printing, and stamping. To use as a printing paste, start with […]

Block Printing with Speedball Speedy Carve

Speedball Speedy Carve Blocks

The Speedball Speedy Stamps are made from a high density rubber which can be easily carved to make unique stamps for a multitude of surfaces. The Speedy Carve Blocks are a flexible and durable alternative to lino and do not crack, crumble or break. Their ability to bend abound shapes, such as glasses or plant […]

Block Printed Card using Speedy Stamps and Acrylic Paints

Speedy Carve printed card

This is an effective method of batch producing handmade cards. We suggest you keep your initial designs simple by choosing shapes such as the flower head we have used. You will need the following block printing equipment: Making the Block The design for this card was cut in 3 stages. Alison used Jacquard Textile colours […]

The Rain Stops Play with Jacquard Dye-na-flow

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Attempt two of the Jacquard Dye-na-flow Sun Printing test was scuppered when, once again, the sun became swallowed up by rain clouds. I first discovered the technique of heliographic sun printing when Pebeo brought out their Setacolor Soleil paints and I was given the opportunity to test them with my children. This image (right) shows […]

Halftone Printing on Textiles

Half-tone screen printing

Halftone prints can be used to create stencils for screen printing (see our previous post Screen Printing with Diazo Photo Emulsion). Halftone is a reprographic technique which simulates greyscale imagery. It does this by using black dots in different sizes set at varying distances to each other. A halftone image can be printed onto a clear acetate […]

Discharge Dyeing & Printing with Acid Dyes

Discharged Black Velvet

Fabric artists today spend as much time taking colour out as putting it in. This gives their fabrics a richness that is only obtained by putting this extra thought into the finished article. White fabric can be dyed with a wealth of dyes such as Acid, Fibre Reactive Procion MX and Deka L dyes, natural […]

Mixed Media Embroidered Message

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Linda Chapman worked for George Weil as our Sales Manager. She studied a BA Honours degree in Design and specialised in fine art. Her love of textiles was inspired by her travels to Malaysia, India, Nepal and Australia. Her experimentation with mixed media textiles and felt making has now progressed to making and selling her […]

Printing and Painting with Procion MX dyes and Acid dyes

Painting with dyes

Painting or printing fabric with dyes will leave the fabric with a softer handle than with paints. Painting with Fabric Paints Silk and fabric paints contain pigments that settle on the surface of the fibre from which the fabric is woven, along with a fixative to attach the particles. The basic paint is made from the […]

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