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:

BRING SUMMER TO YOUR HOME – #5 DIY Flamingo Print

Allgemein, Organic Paintings, Paintings, SUMMER

“Be a flamingo in a flock of pigeons”

If you want something special for your home, you may like the fifth DIY project in my small summer series to #bringsummertoyourhome. This DIY Flamingo Print is an eye-catcher and really stands out in your living room. Using a stamp brings a high number of flexibility to you. Follow the easy step by step instructions to get the best results.

  1. Source of inspiration

On my summer mood-board on Pinterest you can find an “outstanding” flamingo poster as well as a really nice DIY Paper Flamingo.

  1. Required supplies

MoneyLinoleum block: 1,70€ / block = 1,70€ per print

MoneyAcrylic Paint: 12,20€ / 10 tubes = 0,41€ per print

MoneyCardboard: 0,30€ / paper = 0,30€ per print

Total cost per print = 2,41€

search v2 Where to find: 

Modulor – Linoleum blockModulor – Cutting tool

Modulor – Acrylic Paint

Modulor – Cardboard

3. DIY – Step by Step

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DIY Flamingo Print – Step by step instructions

Zeit 180 minutes

4. Results

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DIY Flamingo Print

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DIY Flamingo Print

Are you already in summer mood? What do you do to bring summer to your home? Leave your comment or share your pictures with me on Instagram or Facebook: #bringsummertoyourhome