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artist Rachel Stiff holds up the flats she made to design her multi-color linoblock

Always Print On-Register By Making Flats For Your Blocks

Pulling a fresh print only to realize that the text is backward or the colors are off-register is a right of passage for all printmakers. It’s discouraging when it happens, but it teaches us to take better care when transferring our sketches onto lino and woodblocks.

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cut japanese paper

How to Tear or Cut Paper

When I got serious about making prints buying paper was a significant pain point. Paper can get expensive, and I was worried I might mess up while printing on it.

Everyone should feel comfortable using specialty printing papers. That’s why I wrote five rules to follow when tearing paper. When you follow these rules, tearing paper becomes a ritual leading up to the printing process, and no longer a chore.

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woodblock print and birch plywood

Everything you need to make watercolor woodblock prints

Woodblock printing is growing in popularity because the craft requires no special equipment like a press or drying racks. Aside from specialty materials like Japanese stencil brushes and barens, everything you need can be found at your local hardware and art supply stores.

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