Block printing specialists - online craft supplies, workshops & textile holidays
Textile Art – Block Printing
We have created some artwork to show you some simple quick ideas for you to try when you are next block printing your paper and fabrics. One message that must ring loud and clear is that of playing. You must let go, feel free and be open minded when you want to be creative. That way, once you are in the zone, you will be so thrilled with creating something that has never been printed before. Mix and match all the artistic techniques you know. We have presented some of our favourite images below and explained how they were made – with the aim to inspire you to have a go too!
Block Printing – Where to start?
Block Printing – What next?
Try rotating the print by 180 degrees and print in simple rows again, here again onto some french paper. Block printing onto paper is a wonderful way of recycling. We then use the paper for card making, decoupage and paper collages.
Block Printing – Altered papers
To create some layers, gently wipe the painty sponge onto the paper to create a layer of colour. Block print your fern leaves randomly over the paper, without recharging your sponge – this result is the distressed weathered look