Block Print Cards
Ink, print, repeat! Learn to create handmade holiday cards during our Block Print Cards Facebook Live Demo on 11/24 at 6 p.m. CST! Use the provided carving templates to make timeless stationery designs with Blick Readycut and Speedball Block Printing Inks on Strathmore Printmaking Cards! Bundle up y...
- Place Saral Transfer Paper graphite-side-down on a Blick Readycut block, then add the printed design line-art-side-up on top of the Saral Transfer Paper and tape it in place. Use a pencil to trace over the line art and transfer it onto the block.
- Carve the design with a linoleum cutter. Use a gouge to carve around the edges of the design and through the black lines on the template to create a positive and negative space. Carve until white shows — gray areas will print and white areas will not.
- Apply ink to palette paper. Roll the brayer into the ink evenly back and forth until you hear a “Velcro” sound.
- Test the print 2–3 times to make sure block is printing as desired. Place paper on top of carved and inked design. Press down firmly using a baren until the ink is transferred. Place the second element, register, and repeat.