Mixed Media Printing: Botanical Books

Mixed Media Printing: Botanical Books


A fun day exploring a variety of low-tech printing and transfer methods. After creating a loose background with acrylics in a simple bookform we will build layers using collage and printing to explore the theme of leaves, plants & seedheads. We will be using tape & gel for simple transfers, creating line monoprints, and printing with handmade stamps & found objects to create a lovely little botanical book... a perfect reference piece of techniques or an artists book in its own right.

Lots of demos and individual help – no experience needed.

What to bring:

Drawing pencil

Scissors and/or craft knife

Matt medium (the gel sort) or PVA glue

Acrylic paints & mixing palette (an old plate is fine)

Brushes (whatever you have)

Leaves with well defined shapes / veins (ferns are great)

Reference of seedheads / flowers / plants for inspiration

Paper – lightweight plain paper for printing (the tutor will bring plain white paper and tissue for everyone to use) plus any assorted papers for collage that you might like to use e.g text, patterned paper, tissue paper (you only need small amounts)


Old clothes / apron

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Included on the day:

Any other materials not specified for the students to bring

Expert tuition

1 to 1 guidance

Detailed demonstrations

A selection of tea, freshly brewed coffee, biscuits and delicious cakes

And of course, you take your wonderful creations from the day. If you would like to share any photographs of your day here and/or your finished work, we’d love to see them, so you can share this on social media and tag us.

Terms - Fee is payable on booking. If, having booked, you can no longer attend, we are unable to offer a refund or transfer you to another workshop. However, you may nominate someone else to attend the workshop or class in your place by notifying us using the contact page on the Micklems Farm website. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop up to 48 hours prior to the workshop date. We will only cancel due to insufficient places sold and you will be refunded the full amount paid.

Level: Beginner

Number of students: 10


Lauren Millbank at Micklems Farm Creative Workshops


Micklems Farmhouse
Knowl Hill
RG10 9YD

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Suitable for beginners


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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