In the last fortnight I found time some time to carve a few printing blocks. The theme was fruit & veggies. I was also able to order Speedball Fabric and Paper Block Printing Ink which is more suitable for printing on shirts (cotton and polyester blend fabrics) from Amazon. I haven’t started using this paint yet, but very excited to!
- Derivan Block Ink & Permaset Aqua Screent Printing Paint
- Ezy carve block prints (rubber block)
- Lino carving tools
- Rubber brayer
Previously, I had been using a screen printing paint for my shirts which had it’s issues. The paint cannot be applied onto printing blocks with a rubber brayer, but a sponge one. Sponges don’t have the most smoothest of surfaces so when the paint is applied it left a highly textured effect. This wasn’t an issue when I wanted the worn & faded-look, but that also meant that the sponge absorbed more paint than was applied onto the block for printing.
Mini Process Video – Artwork transfer onto rubber carving blocks
To be continued…