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Beginner’s Guide to Linocut

$14.95

10 print projects with top techniques to get you started by Susan Yeates

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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 December 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215844
  • Carton Qty: 38
  • Size: 8 x 10 inches
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: $14.95

Learn to create beautiful and practical linocut prints at home with this contemporary guide to a well-loved traditional art form. 

Linocut and screenprinting have undergone a resurgence in recent years. This book teaches the basic techniques for learning to make your own prints under the guidance and tutelage of expert teacher and artist Susan Yeates.

Susan, who runs her own print business, Magenta Sky, explains the rudiments of linocutting, and guides you through ten practical and attainable projects including greeting cards, artworks to frame, labels for jam jars, seed packets and bags or tea towels to print and give as personalised presents. There are handy tips and suggestions throughout the book and each project begins with a list of tools and materials needed.

Table of Contents

Introduction

What is linocut?

Fine art versus craft versus illustration

Tools and Materials

Cutting tools

Additional tools

Lino

Using your cutting tools

Printing inks

Papers

Your workspace

Techniques

1Draw

2Cut

3Print

4Repeat

 

Projects

  1. Pattern Sampler
  2. Dragonfly Quartet
  3. From Photograph to Print
  4. Printing Text
  5. Two-tone Teapot
  6. Leaf Print Wrapping Paper
  7. Greeting Cards
  8. Seed Packets
  9. Jam Jar Labels and Lids
  10. Printed Fabric Wash Bag

Templates and Motifs

Index

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