Block Printing for Beginners Series with Tess Grace
Tess is passionate about block printing. In this series of workshops, she guides you through the equipment that is used and how to get the best results out of it. You will learn how to print onto both fabric and card using water based inks. You'll learn how to use different dibbers to create a two-colour images,how to clean your printing blocks, and much more. This is a great craft for all age groups
Block Printing to make cards with Tess Grace
In this short workshop, Tess Grace from the Arty Crafty Place demonstrates block printing on cards. She recommends using water based acrylic paints and printing on a single side of the card for bright sharp images. There are a number of helpful tips included in this video:
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An Introduction to Block Printing with Tess Grace
Tess is passionate about block printing. In this workshop, Tess guides you through everything you need to know to be ready to block print at home. You will learn about the equipment that you need. You will learn about the basic techniques that you'll use when printing onto fabric and paper. This ...
How to clean your Printing Blocks with Tess Grace
Tess shows you how to clean your printing blocks so that your wooden printing blocks can be used again and again. It all starts with warm soapy water to rinse the blocks in. Give them a quick brush. Don't leave them in to soak, and don't worry if the white paint comes off, as its not a necessity....
Block printing tea towels with Tess Grace
As well as taking you through all the steps to create this lovely tea towel, Tess reminds you that you do need to practice as it helps to get your spacing correct with all the blocks you want to use as well as helping you get a good image from each of them. Don't forget that you can also layer t...
Block printing tote bags with Tess Grace
Block printing is a very simple and easy way to decorate a plain fabric tote bag. In this workshop, Tess shows you how to make this beautiful, Moroccan style tote bag which is completely washable. You'll learn how to use two colours on your block, find the middle of your work and avoid splashing ...
How to make a fabric lampshade with Tess Grace
Tess Grace takes you through the various stages to create your own printed lampshade. It's lovely to create a personal design to compliment your room.
Remember, you need to have the fabric applied to the PVC base before you start to print on it as this gives you a firmer, better end result. On...
Block Printing Easter Cards with Tess Grace
In this workshop, Tess shows you how you can create some delightful Easter cards (and later in the year for other occasions) onto card and fabric.
Tess reminds us that you should always practise first on a small piece of fabric (or waste paper). She also shows how easy it is to change colour, ...