Sydney Brink Tag

  by Sydney Brink You’ve heard of cyanotypes before, but have you ever heard of an anthotype? An anthotype is creating an image with light-sensitive materials derived from plants. There are lots of home-grown recipes using materials like boiled onion skins, red cabbage, or even tea to...

  by Sydney Brink I love relief cut printmaking. It shares similar ground with relief carving in the way you have to handle material. As a person with a background in sculpture, carving like this makes a great segue into the world of printmaking. Despite how much...

  By Sydney Brink Ignite has some incredible new maker books available for check-out to take home! One of our brand new books is Beginner’s Guide to Screen Printing by Erin Lacy. I was surprised to learn about different solutions to screen printing that I had never...

  by Sydney Brink You may have read “How to Make Gelli Prints” about monoprinting with a gelatin plate – but you can do a much simpler version of gelli prints without magazine transfers! Read on to learn how to use Ignite's Monoprinting Kit.   Supplies to Make  Gelli...

By Sydney Brink Fall is officially here! It’s time for a special edition post of Ignite’s plein air blog series. Past posts in this series have been over how to use your materials to set up plein air painting for oil paints—but today we’ll be going...

By Sydney Brink Have you been itching to try a new media recently? Ignite’s kit library has reopened! You can come in and check out our kits to help jump-start your creativity. I wanted to do something new, too, so I grabbed our oil pastel kit...

By Syndey Brink Welcome back to Ignite’s plein air series! Posts so far have gone over positive and negative shapes through contour drawing and using monochrome painting to find your values. You have the building blocks now to step into the wonderful world of color! This blog...

By Sydney Brink [caption id="attachment_823" align="alignright" width="300"] Karen Arp-Sandel, Traveling Route 20[/caption] Hi all! For today's drop in, we will be doing another fun and easy bookbinding activity—a pocket accordion book. This craft is customizable—you are in charge of how your new book will function! Will you...

By Sydney Brink Welcome back to Ignite’s plein air series! In part one, we introduced plein air contour drawing and explored positive and negative shapes in nature. In part two, we will use a monochromatic ink wash to practice with value as a precursor to using color...

By Sydney Brink We here at Ignite know you like giving cards and gifts with a unique and artsy flair. This week we’ll go over how to make your own scratch-off art—a craft I remember doing when I was younger and brings up wonderful feelings of...