Explore Blind Embossing

- Lino printing without ink -

Wednesday 29th June 2022 at 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

The Art Room, Wilkin Hill, Barlow, Derbyshire S18 7TE

Explore Blind Embossing - lino printing without ink 

Blind embossing is an interesting creative technique. It uses the skills and materials associated with lino cutting, but without all of the mess generated when inking up a plate.

Once you have cut a design, the block is rolled through a press with lots of pressure applied, alongside a dampened, heavy weight paper. The outcome is subtle, yet very satisfying, with raised lines, shapes and patterns created where the areas on the lino were cut away.

On the workshop we will cover developing ideas into designs and safe cutting techniques when using lino tools, alongside printing using a portable press. We will also explore cutting and applying colour to pre printed blind embossed samples.  

This workshop will suit the creative beginner or those with some experience of different creative processes and techniques.

Tutor:  Liz Wellby.

10:00 am – 3.30 pm. Refreshments provided and with everyone bringing a packed lunch.  Parking is on site at the Art Room.  This is a day workshop.  

Materials List:

Please bring along:
. a mask/face covering
. your lunch
. a lidded cup/mug
. an apron
. a pack of J type clothes, eg Wilko all purpose cloths, 10s
. 2 sheets of A4 tracing paper
. pencils, a rubber, a biro and sharpener 
. an old heavy book, approx A4, to press/transport wet blind embossed pieces
. a small craft knife
. your own lino cutting tools (optional) workshop fee is £99 and is payable to confirmlace.  Please see How to Pay.  Terms and Condiions apply.

The workshop fee is £79 and is payable to confirm a place.  Please see How to PayTerms and Conditions apply.  Click on the images below to enlarge.  We look forward to seeing you!

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