York Open Studios 2015 Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who visited the open studios exhibition and purchased some of my work! ūüėÄ

If you didn’t have a chance to visit the Open Studios event, all of my new prints are now up on my site. To view, visit the¬†Prints page.

To view my exhibition shots in full, please visit my York Open Studios exhibition page.






Images of my own work from the YOS 15 event.





Work by Lauren Glynn for the YOS 15 event.


For more information visit¬†Lauren’s website.


Perspex etchings and prints




Today I printed from my perspex etchings and achieved some nice results!

To do this yourself you will need access to a laser cutter and a printing press.

To achieve the depth of etch on my perspex,

Here are the settings I used:

  • First convert your images to black and white and up the contrast on photoshop.
  • On the laser cutter, set your images to the size you want (mine are 13.5 x 15.5 cm).
  • Posturize your images.
  • Use the rectangle tool to draw around your images.
  • Change this rectangle to hairline and colour red (this indicates the laser to cut all the way through the perspex)
  • Go to printing preferences
  • Advanced – set the etch cut to 3mm
  • General – resolution – 300 DPI
  • General – engrave direction – bottom up
  • General – image dithering – Floyd Steinberg
  • Colour mapping – black – speed 60, power 100


Feel free to play around with these settings further to achieve different results.


Happy experimenting!



Experimenting with the laser cutter

Today I have been etching my collection of photographed textural matter onto perspex with the laser cutter.

At a later stage I would like to experiment with printing from these perspex etchings.

To see the results of my perspex printing experiments, please see Perspex etchings and prints.




Working on a new series of prints to go on sale for the York Open Studios exhibition!

Here I am printing from a variety of different shaped and sized leaves.

If you would like to make your own leaf prints,


Here is what you will need:

Printing ink                              Pallet knife

Olive oil                                    A small paintbrush

Ink roller                                   Work bench

Glass surface                            White spirit

Paper towels                             Rubber Gloves

Printing press                            Paper

Drying rack                                Leaf(s)

Here is what to do:

  • Use the pallet knife to scoop out some ink onto the glass surface.
  • Pour a small amount of oil over the ink and mix well with the pallet knife.
  • The oil should have thinned the ink out slightly.
  • Apply a small amount of ink onto your leaf with the brush.
  • You may need to dab any excess ink off with a paper towel.
  • Place your paper onto the bed of the printing press with the inked leaf faced down onto the paper.
  • Lay the felt sheets over your paper.
  • Pull the print through the press.
  • When your print has come through the other side of the press, carefully lift the felt sheets and take the leaf off of your paper.
  • The ink should have transferred the details of the leaf onto the paper.
  • You may need to adjust the pressure of the press to achieved your desired print.
  • When you are ready to clean away, use the white spirit to remove the ink from the glass surface, pallet knife and brush.


To view my prints please visit my Prints page.


Happy Experimenting!