Handmade Art: Best of Block Prints

Handmade Art: Best of Block Prints

Tiffany Finley
Sep 30, 2010

The art of block printing has evolved in its own way in several countries. From layering to detailed cutting, it truly is an art form that is easy to learn. Just grab a linoleum block, a speedball cutter, and block printing ink to make your lino "stamp" and create repeat images. So we are happy to bring you some of our top Etsy Block Print finds to add some calculated fun to your walls.

Giardino - Refined and beautiful, Giardino's block prints and general patterns are gorgeous. Her series of plants are sweet and colorful, and she has even hand painted some of them with gauche. Lemon Print - $36.

Nydam Press - Nydam Press has a classic variety of lino cut block prints ranging from bicycles and wildlife to bookmarks of city scenes. Bicycles - $20.

the big harumph - They have an extensive collection of fun prints that range from inspirational quotes to quirky nature prints. Their style isn't distracting and the big harumph plays well with positive and negative space. Orange Map Print - $20.

Amanda Kindregan - Amanda uses multi-color lino prints, a difficult technique to master. Her prints are very playful and colorful, perfect for a unique home or a children's room. Lettuce Eater Print - $15.

Honeysuckle Lane - In the spirit of fall, Honeysuckle Lane's fun fall prints are a great way to get into the season. She has classic pumpkin and acorn prints that are a little old fashioned. Pumpkin Print - $15.

So get your tools and paint and get lino cutting to see if you can compete with these block print masters!

(Images: Giardino, Nydam Press, the big harumph, Amanda Kindregan, Honeysuckle Lane)

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