Block Print: Everything You Need to Know to Make Fine-Art by Andrea Lauren

By Andrea Lauren

Learn how to create vintage block print styles for greeting playing cards, wallpaper, booklet illustrations and extra with Andrea Lauren's effortless step by step instruction!

Artist and dressmaker Lauren exhibits you easy options for growing your personal printing blocks out of art-foam. with out slicing and chiseling, those art-foam blocks should be made into shapes and styles utilizing purely 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, publication illustrations, framing prints, greeting playing cards, present wrap, textile prints, and a lot more! during the e-book, locate notion from chosen works of block print artists from all over the world. the hot, easy-to-use block printing fabrics are nice for rookies and expert artists alike. Make your mark with Block Print!

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Place the drawing on your work surface. Cut a piece of tracing paper to the exact dimensions of the acrylic mounting sheets. Center the tracing paper over your drawing and trace it, using a soft lead pencil. 2 / Transfer the pencil drawing to the sheet of scratch foam, first. Place the scratch foam on your work surface. Place the transfer face down on top of it. Rub the back of the tracing paper with the bone folder to transfer the pencil lines. Take care not to gouge or scratch the foam too deeply with the bone folder.

Without shifting the paper, lift a corner to check the transfer process. Continue if necessary. 3 / Cut your tiles from the foam sheet with scissors or by using a clear ruler and craft knife. Protect your work surface with a cutting mat if you use a craft knife. 6 4 5 4 / Press the details of your designs into the foam, using a pointed tool on the penciled lines. Medium pressure works fine for foam. 5 / Cut out the main shapes with scissors or a craft knife. Peel off the foam sheet’s backing to expose the adhesive.

Place the scratch foam on your work surface. Place the transfer face down on top of it. Rub the back of the tracing paper with the bone folder to transfer the pencil lines. Take care not to gouge or scratch the foam too deeply with the bone folder. Any incised lines and marks will appear in your print. 3 / Once the transfer is complete, set the tracing paper aside. Use the ruler and a craft knife to cut around the image. The edge of this outline will print as the edge of your print, so take care to line up the ruler carefully and cut each edge as one continuous line.

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