The Printed Pattern

The Printed Pattern

Techniques and Projects for Inspired Printmaking and Surface Design

Book - 2011
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The Printed Patternwill teach you how to create mood boards and color schemes and how to experiment with composition and scale for effective design. Learn nine different methods for creating reliefs with stamping, stenciling, and screen printing with the Drurys' clear instructions. The book also offers templates to be used as guides for cutting stencils. Both textile artists and DIY crafters will be inspired to use these easy techniques to turn a simple graphic design into a fabulous, modern handprinted piece. Design your own handprinted patterns. Stamp and print your own patterns on paper, fabric, and more. Learn to create original stamp, stencil, and screen designs and apply them to a wide range of surfaces and objects for charming handprinted graphics and patterns.
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave, 2011.
ISBN: 9781596683860
Branch Call Number: 745.7 DRU
Characteristics: 128 pages :,color illustrations ;,21 cm
Additional Contributors: Drury, Yvonne


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Dec 24, 2016

Cursory, pretty overview of printing techniques (rubber stamp, potato, stencil, and such) and uses (tote bags and tags. The world needs more of those). Sample designs fill out the page count. A sample materials list for photo emulsion printing: "Silk screen, photo emulsion kit, artwork"

Jul 25, 2016

My favorite thing about this book is that most of the techniques only require minimal investment. She spends a lot of time with various methods of printing / stamping fabric, some of them using basic household items (potatoes, erasers) and then also includes lino printing, rubber stamps and woodblocks. She has a section on stencils and then on silk screen painting. There are not instructions for specific projects, but there are inspiration photos for each section with projects that would be easy to figure out.

I do agree with Stalebread that the book doesn't go into a lot of detailed or more advanced techniques. If you are looking for more of that then this book gives, try Fabric Surface Design by Cheryl Rezendes.

Aug 23, 2015

Seemed to me to be a fairly superficial treatment of the topic.

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