As an artist myself, I use these items in my own print work – I’m Catherine, an Artist based in Liverpool UK. I also teach in-person workshops all year round across the UK showing different lino print techniques (pre-Covid). Trust me… I tried all the rollers, all the inks, all the cutters… I put together this kit along with written step-by-step instructions, 3 x design templates and a series of video tutorials that range from very basic to more advanced techniques. This kit makes a great gift and comes in a sturdy box with printed tissue. Happy to hand write personal gift messages to go along with the kit if you are sending as a gift. Also I can offer gift wrapping if this is a gift, please get in touch ahead of placing your order for a quote around £3. Inks are UK brand ESSDEE I measure out from tubes into tins with a screw lid to prevent drying out. You will have plenty of ink to complete 10 card prints or 20 postcard size and lots more. WHY BUY ME: - Unlike other kits, I include everything you need so no looking for anything you didn't know you needed! - My online YouTube videos show you how to use exactly this kit & are super easy! - The choice of colours cannot be found anywhere! Unlike kits which include a large tube of a single colour, here you can try out which colours you like and mix them together because they're water-based. - Most kits don't provide 2 rollers - this one does!! You might keep a roller clean to rub over the back of your design or you might want to use 2 colours at the same time like a sunset effect! Or there might be 2 of you trying out the printing :) For ink colours please see list below and add a comment at placing an order to advise me which 4 you have chosen. Colours available: Simply Black, Chalk White, Canary Yellow, Mustard, Forest Green, Pea Green, Pumpkin Orange, Iris Purple, Raspberry, Copper, Metallic Green, Metallic blue, Nut brown, Hot pink, pomegranate red
What's included in the price?
KIT includes 17 items: 1) inking tray - space to roll out 2/3 colours approx A4 size - wash clean soapy water. 2) roller (brayer) 6cm rubber specifically for lino print can use with other crafts 3) EXTRA ROLLER brand Essdee. 4) lino sheet in blue EASYCUT reversible 10x15cm - so you can do a different design on each side! 5) lino sheet dark grey mid density 6) lino sheet traditional pale grey, hessian back 7) lino cut tool handle - comfortable shape 8) 5 cutting blades - watch my YouTube to see how each cutting blade produces a different mark! Brand - Essdee. 9) artist palette knife (spatula) 10) pack of 10 bright white card blanks 6x6inch (15cm) with envelopes - use as greetings cards or cut in half to use as prints to frame 11) tracing paper to transfer a design from paper to lino using pencil 12) step by step written guide - full instructions with handy tips!! or alternative is to watch my videos... 13) 30ml ink - colour 1 14) 30ml ink - colour 2 15) 30ml ink colour 3 16) 30ml ink colour 4 17) template sheet 4 designs on correct size to match lino, 2 moons, lighthouse, midnight garden hare, turtle.
What you will need
Majority of things included in the kit - please also have to hand scrap paper, sketch paper and pencil, a rag, access to sink, scissors. Perhaps some creative inspiration too!!
Clever Hands is a small business & Art Studio based in Liverpool UK run by Artist Catherine Carmyllie. When the pandemic hit, creative classes at the studio had to pause. Catherine began sending out arts materials by post so that her students could continue being creative at home. Since then the business has grown and has 3 learning options: purchase a kit online, visit the studio in person or watch the video tutorials free online, learning at your own pace. Catherine also exhibits & sells her own artwork.
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