Inspired Artist: Block Print for Beginners

Learn to make lino blocks and create unique relief prints

Inspired Artist: Block Print for Beginners
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Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781633228887
Publisher: Walter Foster
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Description

Learn to create contemporary, unique works of art with traditional carving tools and printmaking techniques. Step-by-step projects and creative lino prints make it fun and easy.

The Inspired Artist series invites art hobbyists and casual art enthusiasts to have fun learning basic art concepts, relaxing into the creative process to make art in a playful, contemporary style. Aspiring artists, illustrators, art students, and art hobbyists will discover how to use basic carving tools and techniques to design and create custom lino prints for unique works of art. Practical instruction combined with approachable step-by-step projects and inspirational imagery guide readers on an engaging, easy-to-follow exploration of block printing.

Beginning with an introduction to essential tools, such as printmaking inks, carving blocks, gouges, and papers, Block Print for Beginners demonstrates how to get from uncarved blocks to beautiful prints, covering everything including designing the print, best practices for carving, working with various inks, and how to achieve the best print results. Once comfortable with the basics, aspiring printmakers can move on to explore a series of step-by-step tutorials for creating a variety of lino prints that they can use over and over again.

From simple landscapes and nature motifs to everyday items and even portraits, Block Print for Beginners provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning this time-treasured art form.

The author

Elise Young is a creator and printmaker living and working in Toronto, Canada. She makes art under her studio name, Bloomingprint, which she established in 2016. Currently, she also works with several companies as a pattern designer. Her work is mainly inspired by nature, especially florals and botanical elements. She hopes to enrich people’s daily lives and provide joyful moments through her artwork. When she isn’t carving the block, she loves to travel and spend quality time with her family. You can find her recent work on Instagram @bloomingprint.

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Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 128 Pages
ISBN: 9781633228887
Illustrations: 350 color images
Size: 8.75 in x 11.67 in / 222.25 mm x 296.42 mm
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