The magic of printing

So today a book I’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of finally arrived ‘Blockprint’ and here it is in all it’s glory.

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I saw it advertised on that section on amazon, that brings up loads of books similar to ones you’ve been looking at so you end up buying them all! I’d recently watched an interview with one of my favourite illustrators Christian Robinson, who talked about making little handmade stamps and incorporating them into his illustrations.  As an example, here he has made a little stamp to paint the leaves on the trees.  It looks super tactile and playful.

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Loads of ideas have been popping into my head about the next book I want to do as part of my course.  In my head I’ve been thinking about quirky fishing villages, with a printed sea and lots of nice mark-making.  So I’m excited to start experimenting with the techniques in this book.  I’ll keep you posted how I get on!

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