The Instant Printmaker: Simple Printing Methods to Try at Home

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Watson-Guptill, 2003 - Art - 128 pages
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Beginning and experienced artists alike will find practical, immediately applicable techniques in this inventive guide to home printmaking.

Printmaking is traditionally thought of as a cumbersome and costly endeavor, requiring presses, drying racks, and even acid baths. But now, in The Instant Printmaker, author and artist Melvyn Petterson reveals his tried-and-true techniques and simple and affordable materials that enable everyone with an interest in printmaking to create professional, exhibition-quality prints right in their own home. A straightforward, fun, and informative guide for artists and crafters everywhere!

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Petterson and Gale, who previously collaborated on Printmaking for Beginners and Monotype, have a passion for the printed image, which comes through in this inspiring volume. With a brief, clear text ... Read full review


Vegetable Prints
Boxwood Engraving
Drypoint on Cardboard
Hard Ground Etching
Metal Plate Lithography

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About the author (2003)

Author and accomplished printmakerMelvyn Pettersonhas exhibited extensively in the US, Europe, and China, and was elected a full member of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers, and Engravers. He lives in London.Colin Galelectures on printmaking at several London colleges. His work is exhibited at the Royal Academy, London, and in private collections worldwide.

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