Printmaking at Home: Creating Linocut Wrapping Paper & Gift Tags

Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand, Graphic Design & Photography

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7 Videos (13m)
    • Introduction & Overview

      0:55
    • Tools & Materials

      4:00
    • Making Marks

      1:29
    • Sketching & Carving

      3:12
    • Printing Wrapping Paper

      1:30
    • Printing Gift Tags

      1:12
    • Conclusion

      1:06

About This Class

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With the festive season fast approaching we all are starting to think about gifts for our friends, family and loved ones. And the way we present gifts can make a great difference! Creating your own handmade wrapping paper and gift tags for presents is a creative way of adding something extra special to your gifts!

I am Dominic Righini-Brand, and in this class I will be showing how to print you own handmade wrapping paper and name tags for presents using lino and softcut block printing sheets.

This class will make an enjoyable week-end project even if you haven’t done any printmaking before, and can also be easily done at home and together with the kids! At the end you’ll have a set of wonderful handmade wrapping paper and tags, which you can use to wrap up the presents, or to sell online or at a Christmas market!

I cannot wait to see what you make in this class! Join in and let’s create something awesome!

In this class you will learn:

  • what tools, materials and equipment you need to create homemade wrapping paper and gift tags;
  • how to carve lino or printmaking rubber to create different marks, patterns and textures;
  • basic printmaking techniques in a home environment;
  • how to print wrapping paper;
  • how to make homemade gift tags.

Tools, materials and equipment:

  • Lino & Wood Carving Chisel Tool Set;
  • Lino / Softoleum / Soft Cut / Easy Cut / Printmaking Rubber;
  • Water-soluable Block Printing Inks / Acrylic Paints / Ink Pads / Oil Paints or Block Printing Inks;
  • Tablespoon / Printmaking Baren;
  • Hard Rubber Ink Roller;
  • Paper & Card;
  • Craft Knife;
  • Scissors;
  • Cutting Mat;
  • Ruler.

Resources:

Printmaking — Research Board on Pinterest

Gift Tags Template — download PDF file for print in the Project section.

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Wonderful ideas and simple to watch and understand.
I will definitely try to do my own ^^Thanks for this amazing class
Laurence-Emilie Sawyer B.

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Evgeniya & Dominic Righini-Brand

Graphic Design & Photography

We are Dominic & Evgeniya Righini-Brand, a creative couple specialising in graphic design and photography. Our small studio Attitude Creative is run from a cute garden house hidden away in the middle of England.

We have 5 years of university teaching experience each, and we would love to share with you what we are passionate about and what we have learnt from teaching communication design and photography students over the years.

For more information about our graphic design side please visit attitudecreative.co.uk and to see what we are up to day to day check us out on Facebook and Instagram. You can also have a look at our photographic portolio at 1705photography.com.