Block Print Cards
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Apply ink to palette paper. Roll the brayer into the ink evenly back and forth until you hear a “Velcro” sound.
4. 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.