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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