You’ll love this mixed-media printmaking book if:
- You’re a fan of Traci Bautista’s work
- You’re looking for project ideas for mark making
- You want to learn how to apply printmaking techniques to a variety of surfaces
Unleash your creativity and push the boundaries of art with Printmaking Unleashed by Traci Bautista. Whether you’ve experimented with printmaking techniques before, or are new to the mixed-media art form, discover the inspiring and freeing nature of transferring marks onto a surface with this whimsical guide. Don’t feel pressured to follow the book page by page, but rather explore it the way your creativity leads you to!
Each of the more than 60 step-by-step demonstrations begins with a “Creative Toolbox,” or rather a starting point for the tools you will need to complete each particular project. However, Traci is a proponent of using found objects and everyday items in mark making, so anticipate a printmaking adventure filled with variety and intrigue. The 50+ printmaking techniques inside incorporate everything from free-motion stitched craft foam stamps, spray inks, and paint-filled balloons, to chipboard letters, freezer bags, recycled cardboard, and much more. Play with tools galore and mix and match techniques as you bring printmaking to the pages of your art journal, mixed-media collage, fabrics, and so much more.
In Printmaking Unleashed you’ll find:
- 60+ step-by-step demonstrations for applying mark making to a variety of surfaces, mediums, and tools
- 50+ printmaking techniques you’ll get to mix and match, and experiment with in a variety of the included projects
- Inspiring ideas for using ordinary objects like freezer bags, cardboard, and more
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.” —Traci Bautista
About the author:
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