Printing with Block Printing Medium and acrylic paint
Mix your Block Printing Medium with acrylic paint in a ratio of 3:2. If you want to print in a specific colour, mix your acrylic colour first and then add your medium when you’re happy with the shade. I did not do this, because I’m reckless.
When you’ve mixed your ink, roll out a thin, velvety layer. Your roller should make a zzz sound and not be squelchy. If it is, remove some ink and roll out again.
Roll your ink onto your block – we’re using a sheet of lino that we carved earlier…
Place your paper on top if your block – we’re using Kent printmaking paper.
Use a baren to transfer the ink to your paper by rubbing it all over the back.
This block printing ink will layer up well for a multi-block or reduction print. It is translucent (unless you’ve added a lot of white – experiment with
your colours for layering first) so will show some of the base colour through.
To print with block printing medium you will need: