By Andrea Lauren
Discover ways to create vintage block print styles for greeting playing cards, wallpaper, e-book illustrations and extra with Andrea Lauren's effortless step by step instruction!
Artist and dressmaker Lauren exhibits you uncomplicated options for growing your individual printing blocks out of art-foam. without slicing and chiseling, those art-foam blocks will be made into shapes and styles utilizing merely 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, textile prints, and a lot more! through the publication, locate thought from chosen works of block print artists from world wide. the recent, easy-to-use block printing fabrics are nice for novices and expert artists alike. Make your mark with Block Print!
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The projects in this section offer a range of techniques to master. Even with the simplest projects, you can work to hone your carving technique and learn to use the tools in the most natural way—as though they were extensions of your hands. 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.
37 It’s easy to create multicolored prints when you use acrylic mounting sheets. Start with a single drawing, then make a separate plate for each color area. When you’re ready to print, start with the lightest color first and work your way toward the darkest, printing one color on top of the other. The vase in this print is printed twice, the first time in blue and the second in black. MULTICOLOR PRINTING: PALM PLANTER TOOLS AND MATERIALS 3 acrylic mounting sheets tracing paper pencil 3 to 5 adhesive-backed foam sheets bone folder scissors pointed mark-making tool mat board or card stock masking tape water-soluble printing inks inking platen brayers palette knives printing paper baren or wooden spoon washi paper 38 CHAPTER 0NE: ART FOAM BLOCK PRINT 2 6 6 4 1 / Assemble the acrylic mounting sheets, tracing paper, pencil, foam sheets, and bone folder within easy reach on your work surface.
The foam is soft, so rub gently to make sure you don’t leave any unintended marks or grooves. 5 7 8 5 / Place the tracing-paper drawing face up on your work surface. Place one of the acrylic mounting sheets on top, centering it over the drawing. With your pencil, outline the edges of the acrylic mounting sheets on the tracing paper, framing the drawing. 6 / Decide which color to develop first, and select the piece of art foam with the transferred drawings for that color. Cut out the shapes with scissors.