Classic Linocut & Print Kit with 10 items, choose your own colours, UK made with video tutorials
This printmaking kit is my mid range CLASSIC option, suitable for a complete beginner or somebody who tried this relaxing arts activity in the past and wants to revisit! 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! 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. Set aside an hour to cut the lino & another hour for printing, enough time to complete a small print project. All my kits are put together by myself & 2 local artist friends. Together in my art studio, we unpack deliveries, check everything is clean & working, carefully wrap & package, stamping by hand as we go. I am keen to keep a 'handmade' feel to my kits, the same as with my artwork & workshops. 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 I am happy to post directly to somebody as a gift and can include a hand written gift tag message if you provide that text at point of ordering by message. Inks are water based so please feel free to thrown them all over yourself (also easy clean up...) Most popular colour option is black & blue which i include as standard. You can message me at ordering to provide a different colour choice if you prefer. Otherwise black/blue option is dispatched. Simply Black Chalk White Emerald Green (a bright fresh grass green) True Blue (a bright ultra-marine) Canary Yellow (a bright daisy yellow) Chilli Red (a full vibrant red) Forest Green (a dark shade popular for botanical prints) Pea Green (a paler more fresh green) Turquoise (like the gem stone a slightly green shade of cyan) Midnight Blue (a dark navy or prussian/indigo shade) Vintage teal (a dark rich green/blue shade) Iris Purple (a bright shade like violets) Mustard (just like Dijon! - ochre or dirty yellow great for landscapes) Burnt Sienna (a warm earthy mid brown) Espresso (dark chocolate good for animal prints) Pumpkin orange (zesty & juicy)
What's included in the price?
1) inking tray (plastic A4 size approx) 2) roller (brayer) 6cm rubber specifically for lino print & can use with other crafts 3) lino piece EASYCUT reversible 10x15cm - thats about A6 4) lino cut tool with 5 blades - watch my YouTube to see how each cutting blade produces a different mark! 5) 2 x 30ml UK made inks - brand ESSDEE in small metal screw lid tins. Standard I include BLACK and BLUE, unless you message me at the time of ordering to request different colours. 6) artist palette knife (spatula) plastic white 7) pack of 10 card blanks 6x6inch with envelopes - use as greetings cards or cut in half to use as prints to frame 8) design template sheet with 3 designs, these are my own art prints to inspire you or to copy. 9) tracing paper to transfer a design from paper to lino using pencil - also a mark making template to show you different marks to make with the different shape blades 10) full written instructions for those who don't want to watch my video - with handy tips and hints.
What you will need
Majority things included in the kit - please also have to hand scrap paper, sketch paper and pencil, a rag, access to sink, scissors...
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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