Block Print: Everything you need to know to make fine-art prints with lino blocks, foam blocks, and stamp sets

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Rockport Publishers, Mar 20, 2016 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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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!
 

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Contents

Introduction
6
Materials
8
Tools
14
Rules
18
Art Foam
27
Block Prints
47
Stamps and Combined Techniques
103
An International Artists Gallery
116
Glossary
139
Printmaking Books
140
Index
141
Acknowledgments
144
Copyright

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Andrea Lauren is a London-born printmaker and fabric designer who now lives in the United States. Her digitally printed fabric is available from Spoonflower. A selection of her original art prints are available at the AG Gallery - Brooklyn, NY, the Collector Art Shop - Berkeley, CA, Art Star - Philadelphia, PA, the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative - Chicago, IL, and Whist - Asheville, NC. You can also find her on her website andrealauren.com and on Instagram @inkprintrepeat, where she shares her enthusiasm for printmaking.

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