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Re: [teacherartexchange] India Block Printing Ideas


From: Barbara Marder (marder621_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Aug 24 2011 - 18:45:42 PDT

Thanks so much.

I am reluctant to use acrylics but appreciate the links and other suggestions.


On Aug 24, 2011, at 9:13 PM, wrote:

> Barbara
> I have purchased several of the wooden printing blocks from India also.
> On YouTube you will find a demonstration of how the printing blocks are used
> to print fabric and there is another showing exactly how the blocks are
> carved. They are amazing and your students would probably enjoy seeing how
> these intricate blocks are carved and printed.
> As for printing them, try dabbing on acrylic paint with a sponge. Place
> your paper on a soft surface for stamping the print since the bottoms of the
> blocks are not always completely flat. I have used a sheet of craft foam
> as my soft surface, but I'm sure there are many things that would work. I
> may also try the old felts from my printing press!
> This blog: _
> ( will give you
> many exciting examples and ideas.
> Carolyn in Virginia Beach
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