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The instant print maker : printing methods to try at home and in the studio
Petterson, Melvyn.
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New York, N.Y. : Watson-Guptill, [2003]

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128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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First published: London : Collins & Brown, 2003.

Includes index.
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NE850 .P48 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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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, inThe 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! Also available: • Printmaking in the Sun 0-8230-4292-8 • 29.95 dollars • Printmaking for Beginners 0-8230-4293-6 • 19.95 dollars • Monotype 0-8230-3128-4 • 19.95 dollars

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Library Journal Review

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 and excellent step-by-step illustrations, they include everything from carrot and potato prints to the advanced techniques of metal-plate lithography, aquatints, woodcuts, and collagraphs. Each project includes a full list of tools and materials required, and each is followed by a gallery of artists' prints from the Artichoke Print Workshop, London. The techniques are divided into two sections. The first encompasses techniques that can be carried out at home with basic equipment using hand-printing methods or a simple bookbinder's press. The second section focuses on techniques requiring a more sophisticated printing press. This introductory book is highly recommended for popular collections; a more academic approach can be seen in Susan Lambert's Prints: Art and Techniques. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.