Explore Blind Embossing – lino printing without ink
Join me on Wednesday 29th June at The Art Room, Barlow, where I will be running this workshop for FieldBreaks.
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.
Wednesday 29th June, 10am – 3.30pm, £79 per person, including: tuition, use of equipment, materials, plus refreshments served throughout the day; just bring your lunch. Parking available on site.
For information and booking, please head to: www.fieldbreaks.co.uk
The Art Room, Wilkin Hill, Barlow, Derbyshire S18 7TE