Surface Design: Block Printing – Guest Blogger Sabrina Bradley
Block printing has a long history and can be produced effectively on fabric or paper. As a technique for transferring or creating both focal designs and patterns it is a true staple for any visual designer. The effects achieved can be powerful in their simplicity or dazzlingly complex. In design terms, the intersection of Line, Color, Value and Pattern really show up in block prints. The process is fun and simple. It is an approachable form for those us that identify as creative, but might say “I can’t draw.” Prints can open a whole new world. Blocks or stamps created can be used in endless combination, and produce highly varied results just through the colors and background medium selected. You can get very rich results by combining block printing with techniques like collage and surface decoration. Interested in learning in a hands-on way? Surface Design: Block Printing is a chance to try your hand at this exciting technique. Join Gail in the La Conner studio for this 2-day course March 29 & 30, 2016 to learn all about it. View the course brochure. Registration is available online or by calling the studio 360-466-0110.
Here are some samples and examples by students of Level 3 Art & Design – enjoy!