DIY PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES – #3 POTATO PRINTS PART IV

Allgemein, Decor, Gift cards, Paintings, Printmaking

Printmaking with potatoes is a fairly easy technique especially if you chose a motive like a triangle or rectangle. Geometric motives are easy to cut with the knife and therefore the perfect to start your printmaking project. In my easy step by step approach, I show you how to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

I collected some inspiring printing techniques on Pinterest.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyPost cards: 1,79€ / 25 cards = 0,07€ per card

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 3,00€ / 120ml = 0,13€ per card

MoneyPotato 0,35€/ 1kg: = 0,02€

Total cost per card = 0,22 €

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modulor – Acrylic Paint

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Printmaking Triangles – Step by step

Zeit 30 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Triangles

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DIY Printmaking with Potatoes – Triangles

DIY Printmaking techniques – #1 Linoleum prints

Allgemein, Paintings, Printmaking

You are not satisfied with your drawing skills? In the next three blog posts I would like to introduce three printmaking techniques to you that makes your drawing skills irrelevant. I wouldn’t consider myself as a good drawer. It takes me a while to come to a drawing-result that is satisfying my expectations. I really envy the artists, who make a perfect drawing in three minutes. But with printmaking techniques you and I can be as fast as a professional drawer.

The first technique that I would like to show you is “Linoleum Printing”:

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DIY Printmaking – Linoleum

I already published a DIY step by step guide on this:BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #5 DIY FLAMINGO PRINT.

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DIY Printmaking – Linoleum step by step

What I really love about linoleum-prints is that you can create a lasting stamp that you can use whenever you feel like it. Just follow the seven steps below to get the best results:

  1. Find a nice motive on Google pictures.
  2. Print a motive with clear contours (e.g. black-and-white pictures).
  3. Cut out the motive.
  4. Use double-sided tape to attach the motive to the linoleum block.
  5. Cut along the motive with a linoleum cutting tool.
  6. Remove the outer linoleum layers and the motive.
  7. Attach a small handle on the backside of the linoleum block (e.g. a piece of wood).

Are you excited to create your own linoleum-stamp now?  Below you can find all required materials:

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Modulor – Linoleum blockModulor – Cutting tool

Modulor – Acrylic Paint

Modulor – Cardboard

 

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DIY PRINTMAKING – Linoleum print Flamingo

Please share your experiences with me in the comments section: