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Block Print Magic

The Essential Guide to Designing, Carving, and Taking Your Artwork Further with Relief Printing

By (author) Emily Louise Howard
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc., Rockport, United States
Published: 14th Feb 2019
Dimensions: w 205mm h 251mm d 17mm
Weight: 510g
ISBN-10: 1631596152
ISBN-13: 9781631596155
Barcode No: 9781631596155
Synopsis
Block Print Magic is an essential guide to the techniques of linoleum block printing, including 17 captivating step-by-step projects and the works and insights of talented printmakers for inspiration and visual demonstration. Block Print Magic is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes you through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and caring for tools and setting up a studio, through design essentials, carving techniques, and printing techniques. Those techniques include multi-block printing, reduction cuts, puzzle blocks, and rainbow-roll printing. Advanced carving techniques for creating textures, crosshatching, and three-dimensional shading will give you the opportunity to expand and strengthen your expertise. Among the visually stunning projects you'll learn to create: Colorful, multi-block hex sign Reduction cut sunflowers print One-page pocket zine from a single block Fabric wall hanging embellished with embroidery Along with author Emily Howard's own work, artist spotlights feature interviews with and examples of work by five other contemporary artists-Lili Arnold, Jen Hewett, Kelli MacConnell, Derrick Riley, and Aftyn Shah-as a means of clarifying how each technique can be used in different ways. Block Print Magic is a must-have addition to any printmaker's bookshelf.

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