Teaches beginners and experienced artists alike how to create their own printing blocks and patterns, and features artwork from block print artists around the world. Learn to create classic block print patterns for greeting cards, wallpaper, book illustrations and more with Andrea Lauren's easy step-by-step instruction! Artist and Designer Lauren shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use these printing blocks, or purchased stamps, to create repeat patterns or bundled groupings to get that classic block print look for wallpaper, book illustrations, framing prints, greeting cards, gift wrap, fabric prints, and so much more!
Learn to create classic block print patterns for greeting cards, wallpaper, book illustrations and more with Andrea Lauren's easy step-by-step instruction! Artist and Designer Lauren shows you simple techniques for creating your own printing blocks out of art-foam. With no cutting and chiseling, these art-foam blocks can be made into shapes and patterns using only scissors and a pencil. Use these printing blocks, or purchased stamps, to create repeat patterns or bundled groupings to get that classic block print look for wallpaper, book illustrations, framing prints, greeting cards, gift wrap, fabric prints, and so much more! Throughout the book, find inspiration from selected works of block print artists from around the world. The new, easy-to-use block printing materials are great for beginners and skilled artists alike. Make your mark with Block Print!
This is a book for low budgets and high ambition. Read it and you will learn how to put images of things onto other things. You will start by rolling up your sleeves. Your shirt will be stained anyways. At some point, you will harness the power of the sun. Go ahead, look inside. You will see that you do not need a fancy studio to print a T-shirt or a picnic blanket. There is no specialized machine required to print anything you want in any room you want. A mural, a dartboard, a deck of cards, these are all possible. In a week or a month, you will wake up to find you know words like acetate and substrate. You will be comfortable talking about ink and shopping at military supply stores. Perhaps most important of all, you will be printing images of things onto other things. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Rosemary Simmons
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Release Date: 1988-08-12
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
The best and most complete guide to every aspect of relief printmaking for beginners, students, and professionals, this practical guide provides clear, step-by-step illustrated instructions and is the first to include a comprehensive and detailed treatment of linocutting. Over 450 photos and artworks.
Author: Nick Morley
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Release Date: 2016-06-30
Linocut is used to stunning effect by artists, illustrators and designers because of its strong graphic qualities, accessibility and versatility. Whether you are printing by hand on your kitchen table or on a press in a print studio, this book gets you started and goes on to explore the myriad creative applications of linocut. It encourages you to experiment with different approaches to image making and explores new ways of thinking about how linocut can be used. Nick Morley shares his experience and specialist knowledge to make this practical guide an essential companion for everyone interested in this addictive and absorbing medium. Detailed information on which tools to buy, where to find the best materials, and how to set up your working space backed up with clear, step-by-step instructions and over 300 colour illustrations make this an essential guide to the vibrant and exciting art of linocut.
Presents projects, including cards, an embellished journal and tote, and decorative wall pieces; offers step-by-step photographs of the essentials; and showcases the author's signature designs that readers can use.
Author: Lena Corwin
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Release Date: 2008-08-01
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
A talented designer explains how to create a wide variety of unusual and innovative hand-printed fabrics, furnishings, accessories, and paper crafts by using stencils, master stamps, and screen printing, using step-by-step instructions to teach crafters the fundamentals of hand printing and offering an array of ingenious projects, from screen-printed bed linens to stationery.
Take an exciting journey into printing with custom-carved stamps! In this complete stamp-carving workshop, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer covers every aspect of creating and using rubber stamps, including carving linear and curved designs, alphabets, complex and repeating geometrical shapes, and image transfers. After carving your own unique stamps, you'll also learn: How to combine and layer stamps into original designs. How to design stamps that work together as well as individually. How to create stamps that combine with or enhance other stamps (hand carved or commercial). And, how to create complex, layered effects that resemble screen-printing. This book also includes simple projects that explore various applications for stamping, including printing on different surfaces, such as fabric, leather, paper, and canvas. Find your "authentic" design voice and get carving today!
Celebrated indie artist Christine Schmidt offers 25 hip, imaginative, and personalizable decorations, toys, puzzles, and keepsakes for children using simple hand-printing techniques. A new take on DIY projects for kids. Personalized, handmade items are a meaningful way to show your love for a baby or child. Christine Schmidt, author of the bestselling Print Workshop and the creative force behind the acclaimed Yellow Owl Workshop line of artisan stationery and home accessories, shares her inspired ideas for making easy, yet entirely unique items for children from newborns to school-aged. Using stamps, stenciling, and other hand-printing techniques, design-savvy parents will be able to make quick kid-friendly projects that will be cherished for years to come.
You don't have to be a fashion designer to create your own amazing fabrics! Fabric Printing at Home will show you how to create your own fabric prints using all of the traditional techniques, as well as techniques using regular everyday things you find around your kitchen! With tons of color photos, step-by-step instructions, and helpful hints, you will be crafting your very own fabric designs in no time! Learn to make print blocks, rubbing plates, stencils, fabric resists, and colorants from a wide range kitchen materials. Learn how your favorite fruits and veggies will add the perfect shapes and textures to your fabrics, or how to use recycled materials for surface design. Before you know it, you'll be crafting beautiful fabrics worthy of runways from common materials in your kitchen!
This beautiful book provides a complete guide to printing with rubber stamps. Beginning with a foreword by the artist Rob Ryan and a short history of rubber stamping, it then explains the technical basics: how to cut your stamp, mask prints, make your own printing pads, clean your stamps (making more artwork as you do so!) and what equipment to use. At the heart of the book are forty inventive projects that will inspire readers to create their own rubber stamp art. These include making typefaces and repeat patterns, mail art, creating stickers and labels, printing on t-shirts, making portraits, and translucent and 3D prints. Also covered are other printing approaches such as roller printing, and printing with clay and plaster. This highly accessible book will appeal to creatives and crafters of all ages.
Author: April Vollmer
Release Date: 2015-08-04
An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern masters of the medium as well as historic pieces. A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of mokuhanga An increasingly popular yet age-old art form, Japanese woodblock printing (mokuhanga) is embraced for its non-toxic character, use of handmade materials, and easy integration with other printmaking techniques. In this comprehensive guide, artist and printmaker April Vollmer—one of the best known mokuhanga practitioners and instructors in the West—combines her deep knowledge of this historic printmaking practice with expert step-by-step instruction, guidance on materials and studio practices, and a diverse collection of prints by leading contemporary artists. At once practical and inspirational, this handbook is as useful to serious printmakers and artists as it is to creative people drawn to Japanese history and aesthetics. From the Hardcover edition.