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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 November 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782215844
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP Price: £9.99
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Beginner’s Guide to Linocut

£9.99

10 print projects with top techniques to get you started by Susan Yeates

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Book Description

Learn to create beautiful and practical linocut prints at home with this contemporary guide to a well-loved traditional art form. 

Learn to create beautiful and practical linocut prints at home with this contemporary guide to a well-loved traditional art form.

Linocut and screenprinting have undergone a resurgence in recent years. This book teaches the basic techniques for learning to make your own prints under the guidance and tutelage of expert teacher and artist Susan Yeates.

Susan, who runs her own print business, Magenta Sky, explains the rudiments of linocutting, and guides you through ten practical and attainable projects including greeting cards, artworks to frame, labels for jam jars, seed packets and bags or tea towels to print and give as personalised presents. There are handy tips and suggestions throughout the book and each project begins with a list of tools and materials needed.

Table of Contents

Introduction

What is linocut?

Fine art versus craft versus illustration

Tools and Materials

Cutting tools

Additional tools

Lino

Using your cutting tools

Printing inks

Papers

Your workspace

Techniques

1Draw

2Cut

3Print

4Repeat

 

Projects

  1. Pattern Sampler
  2. Dragonfly Quartet
  3. From Photograph to Print
  4. Printing Text
  5. Two-tone Teapot
  6. Leaf Print Wrapping Paper
  7. Greeting Cards
  8. Seed Packets
  9. Jam Jar Labels and Lids
  10. Printed Fabric Wash Bag

Templates and Motifs

Index

About the Author

About Susan Yeates

Susan Yeates is a printmaker, tutor and published author. She has written and self-published four books including Learning Linocut (2011), an Amazon no. 1 best-selling printmaking book providing a comprehensive introduction to relief printing and Learn to Earn from Printmaking - An essential guide to creating and marketing a printmaking business (2016).

Susan has been printmaking since she was at school, obtained a printmaking degree from Loughborough University and has been teaching printmaking courses and workshops since 2003. Susan has also had experience running numerous other businesses in different industries including a digital marketing business and training business.

Susan lives and works in Woking in Surrey, UK and continues to teach printmaking.

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A slim yet good guide to linocuts for beginners at a very reasonable price. Every step is explained and you will quickly be able to make prints. Try your hand at 10 projects by using the full-size templates. You can also inject your own creativity and make your own designs. Find out about linocut, materials, workspace, techniques, projects and templates. Discover how to draw, cut, print and repeat. Great step by step instructions with colour photos making it so easy to follow. Fun projects. I found the section photograph to linocut very interesting. This book covers more than just the basics, including working with text and two-tone prints, printing wrapping paper, gift tags and cards, labels, colour blends and printing on fabric. Recommended for beginners.

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