Moulded Prints

MOULDED PRINTS  Play Day Wed April 12th with Judy Barass

A good turnout for a great play day. Many thanks Judy for your time and expertise in showing us all this great technique. Everyone brought along a print with oil based ink and as shown in the photo below (as demonstrated by Judy) the print was rubbed off the paper of the print. 

The paper from the back of the print was placed in the blender with water. Then squeezed out until still damp as shown below






The print was placed around the outside of the dish then lined with muslin and then the blended paper pulp pushed on the inside of the muslin as shown below







Some lovely examples below of the finished moulded prints. Many thanks to Victoria for taking the photographs.



Vietnamese Linoprints

Our first Play Day of 2017, many thanks to Di Tait for leading this interesting fun workshop on Vietnamese Linoprints.

We had a very good turnout with everyone  producing some great work.

Di set up workstations ready for us to start with a demo print for guidance
Di set up workstations ready for us to start with a demo print for guidance.


We all brought along a prepared lino block and proceeded to paint on the raised surfaces with oil paints. Then printing on black paper using a barren


Coralee was very organised and brought along her lino already pre coloured to help her choosing her oil colours and then produced

Coralee was very well prepared with lino already coloured ready for oil

this fabulous print








Giuliana was busy at work and ended up with a lovely print img_3601img_3627

Some great work from Bronwyn, Gabi, Rita , Lucy and Lorraine

















Helga produced some lovely autumn tones.


Di offering her expertise

Everyone busy at work






Drying prints



Many thanks Di for a great day we all learned some great new techniques. Looking forward to our next workshops in March

Community Print Event at Noosa Regional Gallery

It was rubbings and inking and stamping and more. It was exhausting and fun and messy and rewarding and even more exhausting. Our Press Gang community print event to finish off the year marking the Print Council of Australia’s 50th birthday ‘Year of Print’  was a day to remember.

Thank you to the wonderful band of helpers Dale, Di, Gabi, Bronwyn, Rita, Lorraine, Glenda,  Giuliana and Judy.

sheet1 sheet2 sheet3 sheet4 My favourite moments were when Amy, who was first comer on the day and totally entranced with printmaking, starting becoming one of the facilitators and showing others what to do after an hour or so. And the wonderful little girl who had just the right muscles for using the barren.

Amy becomes the teacher after an hour or so
Amy (right) becomes the teacher after an hour or so
She’s going to be a printmaker when she grows up, or perhaps even before.

Christmas Comes But Once a Year – And So Does the Print Swap.

christmasChristmas come just once a year and it’s a time to celebrate friendship, good cheer, and printmaking, and a time to have a jolly good feast and a lot of fun.

gabiThank you to our wonderful hostess Gabi who set up a beautiful open air restaurant in her garden and made sure everything went well.

table The food was great, as was the company.

ditable5And after the feast came the eagerly awaited annual print swap. A feast of lovely ideas and techniques. It can be a little hard to get in to the crush to get your set of prints, but it’s well worth it, and then you settle down to look at the spoils.

swap2swap1Thank you to everyone who participated. Getting the edition done on time is not always easy, but the rewards are great.

And then it’s time for pavolova!!!

pavWhat a great bunch of printmakers. Thanks for a lovely lunch. See you on January 18th 2017.


It’s what printmaking is all about, multiple copies from one matrix, but executing a perfect edition is one of the hardest things to master.

We decided on an edition of 20 for our Christmas swap and that’s a tall order for beginning printmakers or those who have chosen a complicated process, but it’s a great learning process and it’s going to be fun seeing and talking about the prints while we feast on Christmas goodies at Gabi’s house on the 7th December.

Did you say 20?! By December 7th?!
Gabi’s print is a mixture of techniques executed in her own style of printing two at once, so half of the edition is a mirror image of the other.

Meanwhile Rachel is experimenting with her first dry point plates, with mixed success but a lot of determination.


And Judy and Victoria have been in the big metropolis of Toowoomba learning the technique of waterless lithography. Expect to be offered a workshop next year when they have perfected their skills.

Vicki and Judy with Annie Day and Robyn Ezra, the Printmaking Sisters, who taught the Toowoomba workshop.




MOnoMoNO PRINT October 2016

group2 group1Standing room only had us thinking about how we can find a bigger venue for our print get togethers, but monoprints were a great activity that allowed everyone a little creative space to experiment and make their own individual mess. Some great results and some learning curves.

Rita used paper doilies for a negative print
Bronwyn got hooked on subtractive monotypes
Gabi got some great results (and double prints) from inking up vegetation and feathers
Vicki went for multicolours – inking up a variety of objects
And there was lots more.

We welcomed back out treasurer and fellow group convenor Giuliana who spent the whole morning trying to sort out our messy book keeping, and two new members Rita and Christina – Welcome!