Drawing with Natural Inks

Some time ago I took part in a workshop where we were shown how to turn leaves and fruit of different types of trees into natural inks. First we took a walk through the outskirts of town and picked the material, then we produced the inks and tried them out on paper. Among others we used fruits of maple trees, mahony or elder berries.

Printmaking Again: Lithography

Of all printmaking techniques lithography is probably the “queen”. Printing on these heavy slabs of stone requires not only patience and knowledge of the printing procedure but also some physical strength. But once you prepared your drawing on the stone, you can print a series and enjoy this special form of art.

Printmaking Again: Monotype Prints

I´m currently doing a printmaking workshop in a papermaking museum. These are some monotype prints, done with oil-based inks and a printing press. Tomorrow we will do lithography which I haven´t done for ages. I´m really curious about the results…