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How to Carve stamps

"Printmaking Tutorials for Mixed Media Artists"
carving printing blocks and carving stamps



Milliande Mini's E - Tutorials for Mixed Media Artists


Carving Tools

~ Lino , Linocut or Linoleum
when using Lino try heating it first with an iron or over a heat source to soften the makes it easier to carve

~ Gray Linoleum
is thinner and a little easier harder to carve but holds lines well

~ Goldencut Linoleum is somewhat thicker , harder to carve but crumbles less

~ Wonder-Cut Linoleum is easier to cut than our softer Golden-Cut, yet holds sharp lines as reliably as the Gray, with no crumbles, for clearer, sharper prints. kind of the best of both worlds

~ Eraser Carving with Mastercarve the white thick one or Speedy Stamp Carving Blocks that are pink and somewhat thinner
I like the thinner variety as I am able to bend the print block around curves

~ Linoleum Knives or Carving Gauges of varying sizes and shapes
~ I use speedball cutter tools and a set of wood carving knives

~ An economical beginner carving tool set for linoleum and eraser carving is the Small Plastic Linoleum Cutter

~With a handy storage compartment comes the
Speedball Linoleum Cutters

~ a Printmaking Bench Hookfor protecting the surface and protecting the hands from carving accidents

Part 1 - How to Carve a Stamp Print Block

Part 2 - Transferring the Design

Part 3 - How to Carve stamp Design

Part 4 - Cleaning the Printmaking Block

How to Carve a Stamp Print Block Parts 1-4

How to Carve Printing Blocks

Carving Stamps and Printing Blocks for Mixed Media Artists
How to Carve a Stamp Print Block

~ There are lots of different ways for making printing blocks for various printmaking projects

~ Here I would like to take a looks at Carving Stamps and Carving Printing Blocks for use in Mixed Media Art Projects

~ To start off with I will look at the various printmaking tools that I use to carve stamps ....

~ The most commenly know prinmaking material is probably linoleum or also known as lino or linocut material . it comes in various colours like brown and grey and each colour has a different strength that changes the carving feel.

Part 1 - How to Carve a Stamp Print Block
Part 2 - Transferring the Design
Part 3 - How to Carve stamp Design
Part 4 - Cleaning the Printmaking Block

You fill find the first parts of the this printmaking series here
How to Carve a Stamp Print Block Parts 1-4

Part 5
~ Art Journaling with Carved Stamp Print Blocks~
for eraser carving stamps and carving print blocks


All the techniques I used here can easily be applied to any mixed media art whether it be a canvas painting, an art journaling page or painting on wood

~ When using art stamps on canvas a tip is to block the space from the back of the canvas frame with something flat and sturdy so that the pritn block can evenly adhere to the surface

Part 6
~ Art Journaling with Carved Stamps cont
putting it all together~
onto the Printmaking Block


The one thing to remember is to clean of any acrylic paint of your print blocks acrylics and golden fluid acrylics dry very fast an can clog up the details of the stamp block

~ I keep baby wipes handy for immediate cleaning , and then run them under cold water after I finished my painting session

Part 7
~ Mixed Media Art Journal with Carving Stamps Final ~
onto Printing Block



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The Act of Creating
Acting on the Inspiration to Create
Artist Dates

Making Love with Your Muse
Art Material Supplies

~ speedball cutter

~ brayer roller

~ Mastercarve Artist Carving Blocks

~Speedy Stamp carving Blocks

~ Speedy-stamp Carving Block lrg size

~ Gray Linoleum

~ Wonder-Cut Linoleum

~ Goldencut Linoleum

~ Staz-On Ink Pads

~ Bench Hook /Inking Plate

For Beginner Carvers
~ Speedball Basic Stamp Carving Kit

inktense pencils
white gesso
pitt artist pens
distress inks
Golden Fluid Acrylics

Watch out for the deals of the week at Dick Blick Art Material Store - Online Art Supplies
Printmaking Books
Linoleum Block Printing Book with Carvable Illustration Templates
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