Featured in December 2021
Block printing is simple with endless possibilities and can also be complex enough to challenge experienced artists. The first step is the production of the original image. Next, craftsmen ranging in various skill levels carve the original painted, drawn, or written image into the block of wood. Then, the block can be covered with ink and used in a press to create duplicates of the originals. This month we bring you a variety of tools and materials to introduce you to the ancient tradition of block printing!
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Featured Canvas LINOLEUM CARVING BLOCKS 6” x 4” (2PCS) - Retail $9.00 ($4.50 each)
These linoleum carving blocks feature a soft surface that allows you to cut quickly and gently, while still obtaining a grip on the surface to reduce the chance of slipping while working. Thick enough to be carved on both sides, they provide additional working space while maintaining their integrity during printing.
Featured Medium TALENS WATER-SOLUBLE OIL PASTEL SET 12PC - Retail Retail $10.35
This oil pastel set of 12 colors offers a great basic palette of colors to create various drawings with. The pastels come in convenient packaging with a plastic tray and cardboard sleeve to keep them neat and organized, so they are great to have in your studio or to take with you.
Featured Tool SPEEDBALL LINO CUTTER ASSORTMENT - Retail $16.24
Speedball Linoleum Cutters are made of the finest quality steel with long lasting cutting edges. The Speedball Lino Handle is a hard plastic, comfort-grip heavy-duty linoleum cutter handle, featuring a pop-off lid that reveals a handy storage container within. The adjustable metal chuck makes it easy to install and change cutters .This set contains a Speedball handle with 5 cutters; styles 1, 2, 3, 5, and 6.
Featured Tool EXCEL K1 CRAFT AND HOBBY KNIFE - Retail $4.04
This precision aluminum cutting knife measures 5/16” x 4 ¾ “. The knife features a four-jaw machined holding head for secure blade positioning, a super sharp blade and a snug fitting cap. It is used for precision cutting, trimming and stripping of paper, plastic, wood, cloth and film. Each comes with a super sharp #11 blade.
Featured Canvas STRATHMORE 400 PRINTMAKING PADS 5” X 7” - Retail $6.85
These pads feature acid-free paper sheets that are ideally suited for printmaking processes requiring a heavier paper, such as lithography, intaglio, and screen print. The 280gsm, medium-textured natural white paper is strong and durable, yet soft enough to absorb many layers of ink. The pads feature easy-to-use flip-over covers that allow paper sheets to tear out cleanly.
Featured Tool 5PC ROUND BRUSH SET - Retail $6.99
Easy to clean and exceptionally durable, this artist brush set is an excellent choice for oils and acrylics, because it stands up to solvents and acrylic paints very well. Soft and absorbent, these brushes have natural wood handles in a black gloss finish and seamless polished aluminum ferrules.
Featured Tool STAINLESS STEEL MULTI-PURPOSE SCISSORS - Retail $6.99
Fulfill your cutting needs with the help of this pair of ambidextrous scissors. Its slender, sharp blades are well suited for crafting projects and sturdy enough to cut through light wire. With long-lasting sharpness and a balanced feel, these scissors are sure to help you create clean cuts for years. Perfect for trimming this month’s linoleum carving blocks!
Featured Tool CLEAR CYLINDER SPRAY BOTTLE 100ML - Retail $1.99
This quality constructed atomizer bottle creates a stippled mist, which is ideal for many painting techniques. Featuring translucent HDPE bottles with fingertip mister, and a clear over cap, it is the perfect tool to compliment the printmaking techniques.