Beginners linocut & stamp making kit, UK made with video tutorials on Youtube

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Description

This is my more compact kit often bought as a gift or by someone who never tried lino printing before & wants to try it out before investing too much in print equipment. Postage included (2nd class Royal Mail Business post 48) As an Artist myself I use these items in my own work – I’m Catherine an Artist based in Liverpool UK. I also teach in person workshops showing different lino print techniques. 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 and 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. Linocut & print is a relatively easy skill which gives great results almost immediately. Kids around age 11 upwards (supervised) enjoy this activity as a fun introduction to The Arts. Make this as easy or difficult as you like, choose your own skill level & learn at your own pace. Allow yourself an hour to cut, another hour to print and you'll produce something exciting! Please visit my video channel to meet me in person & check out the free tutorial videos. www.Youtube.com/c/CatherineCarmyllie This kit makes a great gift and comes in a kraft recycled box with tissue gift wrapping inside. Happy to hand write personal gift messages, just add a note at checkout or contact me by message. Inks are UK brand ESSDEE I measure out from tubes into tins with screw lid to prevent drying out. You will have plenty ink to complete 10 greeting card prints or 20 postcard size and lots more. Standard ink colour is black but if you prefer a different colour choose from these her and send me a message with your order: Black, True Blue, Emerald Green, Mustard, Burnt Sienna NOTE - a brayer or roller is not included in this taster kit. Often people already have this item at home, otherwise you can buy from my craft courses listings. An alternative is to use a household sponge, watch my video to see how!

What's included in the price?

1) EASYcut lino especially for beginner - supersoft in blue colour, great to print with reversible - 15x10cm 2) Lino cut tool handle - comfortable shape (recommend age 11 upwards) 3) 5 cutting blades - watch my YouTube to see how each cutting blade produces a different mark! also an instruction sheet is included, the mark making exercise. 4) 30ml ink in a metal screw top tin, UK brand ESSDEE. Water based and mixable. 5) Design templates x3, these are my own artwork designs which I already cut and printed with - includes botanical, midnight garden and cityscape. Often coming up with an idea is the hardest part, here you can copy a design and focus on technique - they can give you inspiration! 6) Tracing paper to transfer a design from template to lino using pencil (not provided) 7) Step by step written guide - full instructions with handy tips!! or alternative is to watch my videos....

What you will need

You will need to find these items at home or buy separately. 1) inking tray - space to roll out 2/3 colours approx A4 size - you can use a plastic chopping board or thick glass. 2) artist palette knife (spatula) - or use lolly pop sticks, butter knife. 3) a surface to print onto - white cards, handmade papers, backs of old envelopes!! 4) rubber printing roller - you might have one at home already! or buy a new one.

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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
  • Children
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Mother's Day
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Spooky
  • Pet lovers
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Easter
  • Tutor can travel
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Stag dos
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
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