Relief printing is a satisfying and meditative art form – and one that it super easy to learn. We predict that this art form is going to be increasingly popular during 2019, so what better time is there than New Year to take it up as a new hobby?
It’s entirely possible to print at home, without expensive and heavy presses. All you need is a bit of elbow grease! You can use any carveable surface to make printing blocks with, although the most common types of material to use are lino or wood.
Start out by carving a standard rubber to create a small stamp to help you to understand the process of removing the negative space. The process of carving is the opposite to drawing, in that the untouched remains of the carved material is what will print to make the positive image.