Demo Videos

For SAW 2020 I have produced some videos to demonstrate some of my printmaking techniques using a portable press or hand printing.

Printing from Plasticine

Somerset Art Works are promoting family friendly activities during the Open Studio weekends. I have posted a video demonstrating how to produce some simple prints from Plasticine.

It is a fun activity for children but it is also suitable for adults. Ideal for short run prints and to learn about block printing with none of the physical work involved in carving a lino.

Parents/carers must supervise children/ young people at all times during activities. I cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury connected to these activities.

The video can be found here

Printing with an Xcut Xpress

The Xcut Xpress is a die cutting machine that can be converted to a portable printmaking press opening up opportunities to print on location, as well as being a more accessible option pricewise.

I am producing a few videos demonstrating techniques using the XCut ahead of these is a short video describing how I use an Xcut Xpress die cutting machine as a portable printing press.

The video can be found here

Enjoy printing but please ensure you assess the risks of using the press and that children/ young people are supervised at all times. I cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury connected to these activities.

Printing on location with foraged plant materials

Demonstration video working with a small portable press and found material to produce monoprints out on (a somewhat windy) river bank!

Dry plant materials are lovely to print with, either directly or with ghost plates, producing some lovely fine detail and textures. This video creates a short series of prints starting from simply laying leaves on an inky plate.

Enjoy printing but please ensure you are aware of any risks, especially working near water with plants that may be prickly or contain toxins or irritants. Children/ young people must be supervised at all times. I cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury connected to these activities

Drawing style monoprints

This video uses drawing techniques and a portable Xcut Xpress to produce monoprints in location i.e. en plein air

Two techniques are explored in this video
Drawing through paper
Making marks in ink and lifting areas out

Enjoy printing but please ensure you assess the risks of using the press and that children/ young people are supervised at all times. I cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury connected to these activities.

Printing with Aluminium Tape

Demonstration video working with a small portable press an Xcut Xpress. Printing from plates created from found items and aluminium tape.

Although I didn't use it in this video - seaweed is great to use under aluminium tape - but it must be dry!

Enjoy printing but please ensure you are aware of any risks, especially working with plants that may be prickly or contain toxins or irritants. Children/ young people must be supervised at all times. I cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury connected to these activities.