By Andrea Lauren
Discover ways to create vintage block print styles for greeting playing cards, wallpaper, publication illustrations and extra with Andrea Lauren's effortless step by step instruction!
Artist and fashion designer Lauren exhibits you basic ideas for growing your individual printing blocks out of art-foam. with out slicing and chiseling, those art-foam blocks could be made into shapes and styles utilizing in basic terms 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, present wrap, cloth prints, and a lot more! during the booklet, locate idea from chosen works of block print artists from world wide. the hot, easy-to-use block printing fabrics are nice for newbies and expert artists alike. Make your mark with Block Print!
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Turn the block as you carve any curves. 5 / Decide on the size of your printing paper. Prepare a registration jig by cutting a sheet of mat board the same size as the printing paper. Tape the jig to your work surface. Take the outline drawing you created in step 1 and tape it to the center of the jig so that it matches the orientation of the carved sections of block. To eliminate potential white spaces between the sections, they will all be printed at the same time. 56 6 / Follow the directions for inking on page 24.
Place the sheet of scratch foam with the original transfer on your work surface. Use a craft knife to cut out the shapes, preserving the pencil lines. These will be the black outlines of the stained glass. All the lines must connect, one to another. For best results while cutting, start in one corner of the image and move methodically around the print, avoiding excessive contact with the pencil lines. Pencil lines rub off easily from scratch foam. 6 / Use a pointed tool to add any details to your image.
During the inking process for each project, explore how much ink you need. Pay attention to what the ink looks like and sounds like when you’re charging the brayer. Your inking technique will high- 47 light the carving skills that you’ve spent such careful time mastering. Get a feel for how much pressure is necessary when you print an inked block. Think about what type of burnishing tool works best for your hand and temperament. Find your balance and concentration to guide all the tools effortlessly.