Shirt by Tracy

Linocut Block Printing WIP 3

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!

Materials:

  • Derivan Block Ink & Permaset Aqua Screent Printing Paint
  • Ezy carve block prints (rubber block)
  • Lino carving tools
  • Pencil
  • Rubber brayer

Avocado print block by Tracy   Shirt by Tracy

Citrus wedges by Tracy citrus

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…

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