Learn to create unique, contemporary works of art with traditional carving tools and printmaking techniques. Step-by-step projects and creative lino prints make it fun and easy.
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 distinctive 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.
Following an introduction to essential materials, such as printmaking inks, linoleum blocks, carving tools, and papers, Block Print for Beginners demonstrates how to get from uncarved block to finished print, including transferring a drawing, carving the block, working with inks, and achieving 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 with blocks they can use over and over again.
From basic block prints to more advanced techniques, such as printing in repeated patterns and creating stationery, wrapping paper, wallpaper, and more, Block Print for Beginners provides a fresh, contemporary, and enjoyable approach to learning this time-treasured art form.
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. Also from the series, find even more artistic inspiration with: Draw Every Little Thing, Paint Every Little Thing, and Watercolor Painting at Home.
About 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.
"I walked away from the book not only feeling inspired but also supported that I could actually whip up some unique stamps of my own that I could use again and again in my work."—JenniferPerkins.com