giovedì 21 settembre 2023

Gel Printers Summit 2023!

 A big, exciting news: I am one of 14 instructors at the incoming Gel Printers Summit 2023 hosted by Drew Steinbrecher! All the info you need here, and until October,1st there's a whooping ealry bird price of 67$!

Inspirations, ideas how to use your gel prints, new and old, and hours of footage about gel printing. I can't wait to start!

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lunedì 28 agosto 2023

99 Prints: Tweaking Botanical Prints

Did I quit this 99 prints project? Quite...I will never be able to make 99 prints before the end of the year, I know, shame on me :-D. Anyway, from the batch of eco printed fabric I picked the worst ones and tweak them a little bit with my beloved Gelli printing plate. This is the result:
Here's a short video process:

lunedì 21 agosto 2023

EcoPrinting No Boiling No Mordant, does it work?!

Hello everyone, it's been a pretty while since I posted here, and in the meantime I got hooked by, well, another obsession: eco printing! I attended a very thoroughly -in person- workshop about it, and I was pretty sure I would never attempted it in the future because it was too much hassle, especially the boiling and the mordant part (adding some chemicals to the water to prep the fabric/paper). 
But curiosity won me over and I decided to ride the heat wave that hit Italy this Summer. I made several experiments, and filmed two videos, very long ones, you can watch them double speed, since my English is pretty simple and I speak slow :-)
First experiments using a tin can, iron blanket on paper:

Experiments with a proper rusted tube on fabric and paper:

Here's a short showing a notebook made out of ecoprinted papers:

mercoledì 14 giugno 2023

E-Book in italiano: "Riciclo di stoffe creativo: sottobicchieri e vaso"

E' uscito il mio libro sul riciclo creativo di stoffe in italiano!!! Disponibile su Etsy, con spiegazioni complete passo passo e video per creare insieme a me il sottobicchiere ed un vaso tessile o cestino, dall' inizio alla fine:
Dopo un anno ancora mi diverte molto, ecco la mia ultima super piccola creazione:

giovedì 1 giugno 2023

June Newsletter: Free 'Mandala' SVG file

Have you received my June newsletter in your inbox? There's a free SVG/PNG file to download, to cut or print at home, and these are some ideas how you can use it, hope these ideas inspire you!
A couple of cyanotyped tags:
Here's a short video process:

And some Distress Oxides cards:
A booklet made with different techniques (even a cyanotype):
And two gel printed round tags:

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giovedì 11 maggio 2023

Video Tutorial: Unique Prints with Cyanotype and Gel Printing

Helloooo, cyanotype again! Well, I have one kit and it lasts for many many many prints. The only problem was to find nice botanicals to use to make impressions, so I designed and laser cut them out.
And what better idea to put together cyanotype and gel printing? A match in Heaven? Maybe...let me know it and enjoy the video:

My new botanical stencils are available on Etsy, Mylar and Digital

mercoledì 10 maggio 2023

New Botanical Stencils!

Hello everyone! A little post to show you properly the new botanical stencils! I've designed them to use for cyanotype but these can be used in many different ways:

My new botanical stencils are available on Etsy, Mylar and digital:

lunedì 8 maggio 2023

99 Prints Part 4: Alcohol inks on Canvas

And here we are with 4 new prints for my year long craft project '99 Prints'. This time I played with alcohol inks on canvas. Since I discovered cyanotype prints I found out that I don't have any nice real leaves to use to make impressions, so I designed them: I created a set of 3 leaves stencils, and I used them also here with alcohol inks. I love them!
Here's a short video process:

My new botanical stencils are available on Etsy, Mylar and Digital