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Block print magic : the essential guide to designing, carving, and taking your artwork further with relief

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"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." --

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Naples Library 761.3 HOWARD (Text)
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Ontario Public Library 761 HOW (Text)
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631596155
  • ISBN: 1631596152
  • Physical Description: 144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Beverly, MA : Rockport Publishers, an imprint of The Quarto Group, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Essential tools and materials -- Carving blocks -- Carving tools and tool care -- Inks -- Papers -- Brayers, barens, plates, and knives -- Miscellaneous equipment -- Anatomy of a print studio -- Project : tightrope drying rack -- Essential techniques -- Design essentials -- Transfer methods -- Carving techniques -- Printing techniques -- The basics -- Project : texture quilt -- Project : multi-block hex sign -- Project: reduction cut sunflowers -- Artist spotlight : Derrick Riley -- Project : contour lineskull -- Artist spotlight : Kelli Macconnell -- Project : dress up -- Project : one-page pocket 'zine -- Targeted techniques -- Project : puzzle block print -- Project : uncommon ground -- Artist spotlight : Aftyn Shah -- Project : living landscape -- Artist spotlight : Lili Arnold -- Project rainbow roll -- Artist spotlight : Jen Hewitt -- Project : Wall hanging -- Waste not -- Project: Frankenstein's monster.
Summary, etc.:
"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." -- Description provided by publisher.
Subject: Linoleum block-printing


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