By Andrea Lauren
Learn how to create vintage block print styles for greeting playing cards, wallpaper, ebook illustrations and extra with Andrea Lauren's effortless step by step instruction!
Artist and clothier Lauren indicates you easy thoughts for developing your personal printing blocks out of art-foam. with out slicing and chiseling, those art-foam blocks will be made into shapes and styles utilizing basically scissors and a pencil. Use those printing blocks, or bought stamps, to create repeat styles or bundled groupings to get that vintage block print search for wallpaper, e-book illustrations, framing prints, greeting playing cards, reward wrap, textile prints, and much more! through the e-book, locate notion from chosen works of block print artists from worldwide. the recent, easy-to-use block printing fabrics are nice for rookies and expert artists alike. Make your mark with Block Print!
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Printmakers are a very friendly group; ask questions, share your insights, and get involved whenever possible. Happy printing! You can vary the look of a simple block by printing it with a single color. Or try a rainbow roll, a gradated inking technique for creating a multicolored print. This project also allows you to explore positive and negative space when you carve. Negative space is created by carving away the lines that you’ve drawn. Positive space is created by carving away everything except the lines, which is excellent practice for developing skill with the carving gouges.
Be sure your lines are clean and clear on this copy. All marks will be transferred to the block, so erase any mistakes. Turn the traced copy face down on your work surface and place another piece of tracing paper on top of it. This time, trace only the outlines of the large shapes in the design. Set the outline copy aside for later: It will be the guide for registering the colored sections of the print. 2 / Place your detailed pencil image face down on the rubber block. Use a bone folder to transfer the pencil lines from the paper to the block.
8 / Set out your printing materials: inks, platen, brayers, and washi printing paper. Water-soluble inks will dry if left on your foam too long, so have your printing paper cut to the correct size before you begin. 40 9 / Prepare a printing jig by cutting a piece of mat board to the size of your printing paper and taping it to your work surface. Take the first of your prepared printing plates and center it on the jig. Trace around the edge of the plate with a pencil and remove the plate. ) 10 / Following the inking instructions on page 24, squeeze or scoop some ink onto the inking platen.