This project uses just one block of Easy Carve to create a two colour block print on fabric. This is an adaptable technique that will have you printing yardage in no time! Start by drawing your design out onto a piece of Easy Carve. Try using a pencil to map out your image and then … Continue reading "Multi Block Printing on Fabric with Easy Carve"
I’m Eric Gaskell, born in Wigan, going through school in 60’s and 70’s. I was always good at drawing but only really finding out about art as a 17 year old sixth former. Before then I’d never heard of even Van Gogh or Picasso (let alone anyone else). For the last 37 years, since leaving … Continue reading "Meet the Maker: Eric Gaskell"
This is Maisie on work experience at Handprinted. Shirley and Holly have very kindly let me try out this Carve a Stamp Kit and write about my thoughts on it. The kit contains: An ink pad, carving tools (1 V shape fine tool and another V shape wider tool) and 5 blank stamps. This new … Continue reading "Carve a Stamp Kit"
Here at Handprinted we are always getting asked to explain the difference between all the lino relief blocks available. It can be very confusing knowing whether to choose traditional lino or try an alternative such as Softcut or Vinyl. To help you decide on the right material for you, we’ve tested five different blocks in … Continue reading "Testing the Differences Between Lino Blocks"