Block Print Magic: The Essential Guide to Designing, Carving, and Taking Your Artwork Further with Relief Printing
Block Print Magic is an essential guide to the techniques of linoleum block printing, including 17 captivating step-by-step projects and the works and insights of talented printmakers for inspiration and visual demonstration. Block Print Magic is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes you through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and caring for tools and setting up a studio, through design essentials, carving techniques, and printing techniques. Those techniques include multi-block printing, reduction cuts, puzzle blocks, and rainbow-roll printing. Advanced carving techniques for creating textures, crosshatching, and three-dimensional shading will give you the opportunity to expand and strengthen your expertise. Among the visually stunning projects you'll learn to create: Colorful, multi-block hex sign Reduction cut sunflowers print One-page pocket zine from a single block Fabric wall hanging embellished with embroidery Along with author Emily Howard's own work, artist spotlights feature interviews with and examples of work by five other contemporary artists --Lili Arnold, Jen Hewett, Kelli MacConnell, Derrick Riley, and Aftyn Shah--as a means of clarifying how each technique can be used in different ways. Block Print Magic is a must-have addition to any printmaker's bookshelf.