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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 33: BLOCK PRINT PATTERNS

IN THIS EXERCISE, YOU WILL MAKE A SIMPLE PATTERN BY BLOCK PRINTING WITH A CARVED STAMP. THIS TECHNIQUE IS PERFECT FOR MAKING GREETING CARDS OR A LOVELY DESIGN ON A TEA TOWEL. (WHEN WORKING WITH FABRIC, BE SURE TO USE TEXTILE INKS.)

MATERIALS

Newspaper or large craft paper

Pencil

Permanent marker

Rubber carving block

Cutting mat

Linoleum cutting tools and tips

Art brush

Artist tape

White, gray, or tan smooth lightweight or heavy cardstock, Bristol, or watercolor paper (see note)

Scrap paper

Ink pad

Image

NOTE: Bristol paper will give a clear and clean print, and watercolor paper will give a more rustic, unfinished, ...

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