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Block Printing Ink – Linocut printing
Linocut printing is a great technique and lots of fun. Once you've cut the design in the lino, you're ready to print. This tutorial takes you through the process step by step.
For an accurate print firstly plan your design on a piece of
paper, remembering that the printed image will be a mirror image of the
printing block. Keep the components of the design in close proximity to
minimize ink being rolled onto the backing card.
A border will help define the edges of the print. Trace over
the design with a ball point pen to impress the image onto the backing card.
This will give clear guide lines for mounting the cut design. Cut out the
design and glue the pieces into place.
Use a smooth, flat sheet of plastic or metal (an old baking
tray will do) or a lino tile as an ink bed. Place a small amount of water based
printing ink onto the bed and roll it out thinly and evenly.
The roller will now have a thin, even layer of ink on it
ready to roll onto the printing block. Use a smooth forward and backward action
to cover the block. (If some ink is transferred to the backing card simply tear
a small piece of newsprint and mask this area to prevent the unwanted ink from
Place a sheet of paper on the inked block taking care not to
move it and firmly roll over the back of it with a clean roller. Alternately
burnish with the back of a spoon or the heel of your hand. Before peeling the
paper away, lift one corner to ensure the design has been transferred and no
Carefully peel the paper away to reveal your print. As an
For a more colourful print try rolling more than one colour
onto the block, overprint with a second colour, print onto coloured paper or
prepare your own coloured paper by sponging the surface with contrasting
How to thicken School Tempera Paint with school paints
Here is a quick recipe to thicken a water based school
tempera poster paint.This takes about
10 minutes to cook and has a great thick smooth texture that is ideal for
finger painting. Depending on the amount
of paint you need - increase or decrease the quantities of this recipe.
Learn how easy it is to paint a butterfly with mirror painting.
What You Need: 4 x spoons of Corn-starch, 3 cups water, small sealable
Recipe for thickening
Temper Poster Paint: 1. Add 4 x level teaspoons of corn-starch with 3 x cups of
water in a pot, mixing until all combined. 2. Heat the mixture
over low heat, stirring it until the corn-starch dissolves and is smooth and
thick. 3. Allow the mixture to cool. 4. Add the thickener to your tempera in a slow pour,
stirring the paint until you get the viscosity desired. Don't add too much at
once, as you will have to add a much greater quantity of paint to get it back
to a thinner consistency. If you a…
paint that is used in the school classroom is simply a ‘Temporary’ paint. A colourful
paint that is water-soluble allowing it to be washed from surfaces quickly and
easily making ideal for educational use or where groups of children are
There is a lot of confusion between traditional "Egg Tempera" and todays
Tempera Poster paint. Some parents that have children with allergies google
'Tempera Paint' and find 'egg tempera' and the confusion starts. Egg Tempera: Egg Tempera is one of the oldest mediums for fine art painting, dating
back to Roman Egypt and used by most of the Great Masters of the Renaissance.
It is made with egg yolk and is a permanent fast-drying paint. It is very hard
to find today as few brands make it. One of the most popular brands in the
artist paint world Daler-Rowney in the UK do still make this for artists. It is
designed for artist use and not for school. See: www.dale…
Get the children using their hands with this fun thumb and finger print activity. The children will love getting their hands messy to create colourful fun animals and later they can then add details to give them life. In this activity the children will be using skills such as painting, drawing and writing. These are great to make fun Easter cards and they are personal to each child with their own unique thumbprint being using to create colourful artwork. LEVEL: Pre-school and Primary. You will need: Tempera Poster Paint – Yellow, Red and Black. Any colours.. Paper Marker Pen Paper Towels – for wiping hands. Let’s get started: 1. Provide the children with the materials and explain that they are going to be making some paintings using their thumbs and fingers. 2. Paint a colour on to the fingers on one hand. One colour per brush and one colour per thumb or finger. Painting thinner is better that thick as you are stamping prints no…