Amy Nack is founder of Wingtip Print Printmaking Studio located in Boise, Idaho. She teaches printmaking in her studio and as a teaching artist for the Idaho Commission on the Arts. Nack received her BFA in Printmaking and BA in Art History from Boise State University in 2008 after a three decade career in paper and graphics marketing.
After a chance experience filling in for a fellow printmaking instructor for the annual Nature Printing Society workshop series, Nack became deeply interested in nature printing using the Speedball Gel Printing Process. She combines nature’s bounty, artifacts, detritus, and stencils with personal relics to create her multi-layered prints and teaches her process throughout the United States.
Nack is active in her community and a consistent recipient of the annual Boise City Department of Arts and History Grant program offering community wide printmaking experiences and exhibitions. She partners with a local hospital as artist-in-residence in their Cancer Care Center and with a statewide agency in leading Work of Art, a project providing career training in the arts for young adults with disabilities.
- Gel Printing
Akua Inks: I love the workability of these professional quality inks, the luscious colors and easy clean up. They work for all my favorite printmaking methods, intaglio monotype, gel printing and are wonderful to use in the classroom.
Speedball Soft Rubber Brayers: The Speedball Soft rubber Brayer is my go-to brayer for professional work as well as in the classroom.
Arnhem 1618 Paper: Gorgeous rag paper that works beautifully with the Akua Inks and is perfect for a variety of printmaking techniques, including embossing.
Speedball’s Mulberry Paper is great for relief, chine collé and is especially beautiful when used with the Speedball Gel Plate.
Speedball Gel Plate is the perfect tool for easily and spontaneously creating wonderful impressions and gorgeous decorative papers using Akua Intaglio Inks, Arnhem 1618, Speedball Bristol and Speedball Mulberry Papers. I take mine with me when I travel so I can capture prints of local plant life and souvenirs.
Speedball Fabric Screen Printing Ink: Not only are Speedball Screen Printing Inks great for traditional screen printing, they also work beautifully for fabric printing with the Speedball Gel Plate, as the inks work to capture the finest of details.