Thursday, October 8, 2009
Library Bag: Printing by Hand
I'm in love with this book on found on the shelves of Central Library last week. I almost passed it up, thinking printing was too complicated for me right now. Lena Corwin's Printing by Hand not only details stamping, stenciling, and screen printing, but also includes 18 projects that use the techniques in the book.
One of my favorites is the tablecloth pictured above.
Here's a photo of the process--I've done some block printing before and it's not as difficult as it may seem. The hardest part is thinking of your design--once you've transfered and carved the image, printing on your material is pretty simple, with amazing results! More print making is definitely in my future!