Delux linocut & print kit, gift wrapped with handmade card from Artist

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Description

The ultimate lino print kit for a gift. This printmaking kit is my highest quality option fully loaded and super attention paid to its packing & quality. Suitable for a complete beginner or somebody who wants to invest in a good set of quality equipment to complete several projects, this kit can be a base on which to add further equipment & materials. It comes fully gift wrapped in premium paper with jute twine or ribbon and a hand printed lino greeting card. I have different styles of paper depending on who your gift is for just get in touch! Can be something plain stripe or something more floral. A great gift for birthdays, graduation, Christmas, work friends! Your message is hand written on an insert placed inside the card. The receiver can choose to keep the card or gift to somebody. As an Artist myself I use these items in my own Printwork – I’m Catherine an Artist based in Liverpool UK where I also teach in person workshops. I put together this kit along with written step by step instructions, design templates and a series of video tutorials which range from very basic to more advanced techniques. I offer a wide range of printing kits to suit every budget. No matter which kit you choose, each gives you a good starting point from which you can decide if you enjoy it! Hopefully you will fall in love - it's so easy to get great results! I am keen to keep a 'handmade' feel to my kits, the same as with my artwork & workshops. Warning - its addictive!! You will get mindfully lost in the cutting process and then feel uplifted when you come to working with the sumptuous printing inks. For a complete beginner, set aside an hour to cut the lino & another hour for printing, enough time to complete a small print project as a minimum however, enough print bases, inks and lino here for several projects. The great thing about lino printing is that you can learn at your own pace - make it as easy or difficult as you like. Such a beautiful process made popular by Matisse & Picasso due to its simplicity. Please visit my video channel to meet me in person & check out the free tutorial videos. www.Youtube.com/c/CatherineCarmyllie

What's included in the price?

1) White inking tray - space to roll out 2/3 colours approx A4 size - wash clean soapy water 2) Roller (brayer) 6cm rubber and 10cm, specifically for lino print can use with other crafts 3) Gift wrapping and hand printed card 4) Lino mix pack - 10x15cm - Try out 3 different qualities - a blue soft cut, a mid density dark grey and a traditional hessian back. 5) Larger size lino x2 slices 20 x 15cm - a softcut blue & a mid density dark grey polymer lino. 6) Lino cut tool handle - comfortable shape with 10 profile shape blades - ESSDEE brand Uk made 7) EXERCISE sheet (see photo) for a mark making exercise 8) Artist palette knife (spatula) x 2 9) 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 along with 5 x black cards. 10) Tracing paper to transfer a design from paper to lino using pencil 11) Step by step written guide - full instructions with handy tips!! or alternative is to watch my videos.... 12) 30ml ink - colour 1 - Good as gold, works great on the black card base. 13) 30ml ink - colour 2 - Chilli red 14) 30ml ink colour 3 - Simply black 15) 30ml ink colour 4 - Turquoise 16) 30ml ink colour 5 - Mustard 17) 30ml ink colour 6 - Emerald green 18) Template sheets - 3 A4 sheets of design ideas and templates to copy. These are my own artwork designs. The Youtube video demos work with these templates so students with kits can cut & print along! 19) Bamboo baren to hand burnish your prints - sourced from Japan. 20) 4 sheets of A5 Nepalese handmade LOKTA paper 85g (made from local tree bark of the Daphne bush a renewable source

What you will need

Access to a sink, some old rags, scrap paper, a pencil, some scissors.

Duration

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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.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Father's Day
  • Romantic
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Mother's Day
  • Tutor can travel
  • Christmas
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Pet lovers
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Easter
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Stag dos
  • Spooky
  • Intermediate level
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