You’ll love this mixed-media technique book if:
- You love the work and publications of Traci Bautista
- You love creating fabulous artwork out of inexpensive or recycled materials
- You want to learn new mark making techniques and how to apply these techniques to a variety of surfaces
Unleash your printmaking potential with another hit by author Traci Bautista! Printmaking Unleashed is your guide to mark making with handmade tools and nontraditional materials. Every page offers new ideas and creative jumpstarts to get your creativity flowing and mark making adventure rolling.
You’ll never look at toothpicks, freezer bags, or plastic zips ties the same way again after Traci’s instruction. This book is all about tapping into your potential and thinking outside the box. Explore how to make handmade tools and texture plates with materials like encaustic paints, modeling compound, needlepoint canvas and cardboard. Find ideas for color palettes, numerous creative prompts and exercises sprinkled throughout the book. There are no rules with this book, just try something new and let inspiration take you on a creative journey.
Inside Printmaking Unleashed you’ll find:
- 60+ step-by-step demonstrations and countless possibilities for creating original prints, fabrics, art journal pages, mixed-media collage, and so much more
- 128 pages of inspiration for creative mark making
- Mix-and-match techniques to create original and expressive artwork
A Word from the Author:
“Printmaking Unleashed is about discovering new approaches to transferring a mark onto a surface and building colorful layers using nontraditional methods. Grab a cup of tea and flip through the book! There is no particular order that you have to start, just open it up and soak in the inspiration.” –Traci Bautista
About Traci Bautista
Traci is creative director and owner of treiC Designs. She has a Bachelor of Science degree from Woodbury University, with a major in graphic design and marketing. Before becoming a full-time artist, Traci Bautista held jobs as a graphic designer, event planner, marketing director, professional cheerleader, elementary art history teacher, fashion designer, Web designer and tradeshow manager, to name just a few. The variety of experiences that she gained in these positions, coupled with her innate drive to explore and create without boundaries, are what contribute to her growing success as a collage and mixed-media artist.
Traci travels across the country to offer workshops and classes on handmade books, art journals, mixed-media collage, and surface design. Combining her love of making clothes, doodling and lettering, Traci creates vibrantly colored handmade journals, custom handbags and paintings that are layered with rich textures of stained papers, painted sewn fabric, “girlie glam” ink drawings and free-style lettering.
How to Use This Book
Part 1: Surface Design & Printmaking Tools
Part 2: Printmaking Techniques
Part 3: Printmaking Projects & Inspiration
About the Author