Simple Printmaking: A Beginner's Guide to Making Relief Prints with Rubber Stamps, Linoleum Blocks, Wood Blocks, Found objects

Simple Printmaking: A Beginner's Guide to Making Relief Prints with Rubber Stamps, Linoleum Blocks, Wood Blocks, Found objects

by Gwen Diehn
     
 

The simplest form of relief printing is rubber stamping, and that's familiar to all crafters. But, the technique is far more versatile than that. And, bestselling author Gwen Diehn is just the person to lead us from the familiar to the adventurous. For those of us with printer's block, there's a terrific section on developing a design-getting visual ideas from casual… See more details below

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The simplest form of relief printing is rubber stamping, and that's familiar to all crafters. But, the technique is far more versatile than that. And, bestselling author Gwen Diehn is just the person to lead us from the familiar to the adventurous. For those of us with printer's block, there's a terrific section on developing a design-getting visual ideas from casual doodles, nature tracings, photographs, and found objects. Then come the materials, tools, and techniques--making eraser prints, carving a linoleum block, making a woodcut, even building block out of polymer clay. And, because designs are even more fun on objects than framed on the wall, all of the prints appear on functional things: wrapping paper and note cards, book covers, a calendar, a poster, a T-shirt, even a lampshade. Relief prints have a classic, almost folk art look that is universally appealing. With this informative introduction, crafters and beginning artists alike can create handsome designs and well-decorated objects.

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Library Journal
This is a remarkably creative and inspiring book for beginning printmakers and crafters. Beyond the usual sections on materials, tools, and techniques, it offers one- and two-page vignettes on Gauguin, Munch, 19th-century Japanese woodcuts, etc. Diehn, the author of five previous books, explores eraser prints, carving linoleum blocks, woodcuts, and making printing blocks out of polymer clay. Her approach is largely decorative, with her surface often wrapping paper, notecards, book covers, calendars, and the like. For beginners, this is a more exciting choice than Colin Walklin's Relief Printmaking: A Manual of Techniques (LJ 7/97). Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579901585
Publisher:
Lark Books NC
Publication date:
12/31/2000
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
8.82(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.59(d)

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