To make lino print Christmas cards you will need –
- Soft Lino block sheet (grey)
- 4″ brayer / roller
- Lino cutting tool set
- A4 sheet acrylic perspex (3mm thick)
- A6 cards
- C5 envelopes
- Lino printing ink
- Greeting message stamp and ink pad
*there are different types of starter kits available too.
You will need a good sized surface to work on and make sure to protect table if necessary.
Pencil sketch design onto lino sheet. Images and text need to be in reverse. Once happy with design, carve out all the areas that will be blank. You may want to practice on spare lino first to get used to the right pressure needed to cut and size of tools needed. *Always cut away from body and other hand*
Roll the ink evenly onto lino design.
Place lino block on a test sheet, use baren to give an even print.
Carefully peel away lino and if happy reapply thin layer of ink to roller and print onto card. Each time reapplying ink and using baren for even print.
Keep an eye on paint on fingers, being careful not to get fingerprints on cards.
When cards are dry, stamp in greeting massage.
My cards are available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/thechrissiewhiteshop