Print Workshop: Hand-printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects

Print Workshop: Hand-printing Techniques and Truly Original Projects

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By (author) Christine Schmidt

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  • Publisher: Potter Craft
  • Format: Paperback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 226mm x 16mm | 440g
  • Publication date: 17 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0307586545
  • ISBN 13: 9780307586544
  • Illustrations note: full colour throughout, 200 2-colour illustrations, 50 photographs
  • Sales rank: 10,203

Product description

This is a crash-course on printing with techniques, materials and surfaces that can all be done in the home. Every project features Yellow Owl Workshop's sought-after motifs and the author's art-school style illustrations. This title is full of original ideas for things to make and use, such as jar labels, pillows and a stationary set. "Print Workshop" grabs readers hand and leads them through a crash-course on printing with techniques, materials and surfaces they never dreamed they could take on at home. It can be as simple as carving a potato or as complex as a chemical bath, but no matter the skill level, these printing techniques never require expensive equipment or lots of space. Everything in this book is easily do-able at home; and every project features Yellow Owl Workshop's sought-after motifs and Christine's art-school style illustrations. The book is full of original ideas for things to make and use. There's jar labels for your canning and pickling needs. There's pillows inspired by YOW's famous city and bicycle stamps. There's everything from a stationary set (complete with wax seal) to a dartboard, from a deck of cards to a fine art print.

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Christine Schmidt is the owner and designer of Yellow Owl Workshop, founded in 2006. YOW can be found in boutiques around the globe, as well as larger retail outlets in the US and Europe, including Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters.

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By liberal sprinkles 08 Dec 2012 5

Print Workshop is a delightful book from Yellow Owl Workshop's founder Christine Schmidt. Not only is it filled with cute and whimsy designs for which the shop is known, there are useful tips on various forms of printing. You'll learn how to make your own stamps, stencils, as well as several sun-printing and image transfer techniques. The book teaches different ways of making items including stationery, patterned paper, decorative objects and wall art, all of which make really cool handmade gifts.

This is a great book for those new to DIY or printing. The tutorials are very easy to follow and well-illustrated, and many are kid-friendly. The materials required for most of the projects are also easy to source - many can be found at home (like vegetables and string) or in shops. Only some of the sun-printing projects require more specific materials like StencilPro and cyanotype paper

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"Print Workshop radically transcends conventional printmaking guides. Schmidt's witty, conversational approach illuminates one graphic project after the next, from pinprick stationery to royal wax seals and jar decals." -"Chantal Lamers, San Francisco Chronicle""[Print Workshop] celebrates the imperfect, the humanness of printing and the beauty in that. Geared for the home printer, the materials and tools are simple and easy to find at a local craft store. The book is a great way to dive into hand printing, an amazing starting point for customizing household items and a really nice guide for bringing more life into your every day. The aesthetic of the projects is incredibly current and inspiring and still approachable enough to feel comfortable attacking them on your own." -"Laure Joliet, Apartment Therapy" "I've always loved the voice and style that Christine [Schmidt] has brought to the printing community. Her style is unique and fresh and I'm so excited to see that celebrated and translated into book form. Her book will teach you how to roll up your sleeves and create fantastic home, fashion and accessory-based projects. I love that the book keeps budget in mind and will give you a wide range of ideas that won't drain your wallet. Whether you're looking to create a custom t-shirt, deck of cards (my favorite) or dartboard, Christine has you covered (including all the basics tools and terminology you'll need for printing)." " -Grace Bonney, Design Sponge""A thoroughly engaging entry into the world of personalization through print." -"Dwell Magazine ""Artists who love what they do are infectious: They motivate the rest of us to give creativity a shot. Just talk with Christine Schmidt, who fairly gushes about her printmaking efforts, both in a phone interview and in the pages of "Print Workshop: Hand-printing Techniques & Truly Original Projects." -"Associated Press""While the range of projects is impressive, the real beauty of t