Monday, January 28, 2019

Block Print Magic Review

Block Print Magic
The Essential Guide to Designing, Carving, and Taking Your Artwork Further with Relief Printing
Block Print Magic
Block Print Magic is an essential guide to the techniques of linoleum block printing, including 17 captivating step-by-step projects and the works and insights of talented printmakers for inspiration and visual demonstration.

Block Print Magic is the perfect reference for a wide range of printmaking enthusiasts. The easy-to-follow illustrated instruction takes you through every step of the process, beginning with choosing and caring for tools and setting up a studio, through design essentials, carving techniques, and printing techniques. Those techniques include multi-block printing, reduction cuts, puzzle blocks, and rainbow-roll printing. Advanced carving techniques for creating textures, crosshatching, and three-dimensional shading will give you the opportunity to expand and strengthen your expertise.

Among the visually stunning projects you'll learn to create:
Colorful, multi-block hex sign
Reduction cut sunflowers print
One-page pocket zine from a single block
Fabric wall hanging embellished with embroidery
Along with author Emily Howard's own work, artist spotlights feature interviews with and examples of work by five other contemporary artists—Lili Arnold, Jen Hewett, Kelli MacConnell, Derrick Riley, and Aftyn Shah—as a means of clarifying how each technique can be used in different ways.

Block Print Magic is a must-have addition to any printmaker's bookshelf.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A great way to learn a new craft, this book can help even the most advanced in the skills.  I really like the right to business approach of the instructions that are easy to follow.  The book would make a great gift for older ages and students as well as older ages that will be able to teach younger kids. 

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