Thursday, August 20, 2009

Printmaking Tutorial.

Well, darlings, I've done it: I've managed to create some other crazy embarassing self-portrait of myself for all of the world to see. My only consolation is that it is all for you... my dears! In these two videos, I demonstrate basic relief printmaking techniques using simple rubber and linoleum plates.

* Plate : rubber, linoleum, or wood in which to carve your design;
* Carving tools : to carve out the design;
* Ink : water-based, oil-based, or paint;
* Brayer : SOFT rubber {trust me};
* Glass or Plexiglass : to mix and spread ink;
* Cardboard : to create registration;
* Rolling pin or barren : can be make-shift;
* Paper & scrap paper : to print on, of course!
{See photos of supplies below.}

Printmaking Tutorial, part 1 from Kelly Connor-Sunrose on Vimeo.

Printmaking Tutorial, Part 2 from Kelly Connor-Sunrose on Vimeo.

Photos & links for supplies.


{barren & rolling pin.}

{rubber plates.}

{"e-z cut" linoleum.}

{linoleum plate.}

{brayer. soft rubber.}


{cutting tools.}
{the finished product.}


  1. What a great tutorial! I haven't done much printmaking since college and you've inspired me to pick up my brayer again! Glad to have found your lovely blog...

  2. Carina,
    Thank you so much for stopping by & for the sweet comment! I love love love printmaking and do hope you get back into it!

  3. fantastic tutorial kelly! thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  4. you are such an inspiration! thank you for taking the time to share your beautiful nature with the truly make it a better place. i can't wait to try this...been wanting to for years! XO

  5. Darlings, THANK YOU! I LOVE making these tutorials and hope to add more in the coming weeks. Perhaps I can find a camera person {or at least a tripod} to help me!

  6. i'm going to watch these carefully and see if i can do it. hope so!

  7. This was so much fun to watch! You're so inspiring and I love hearing your voice over these videos. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  8. This is a great tutorial. I just had my first attempt at lino printing last weekend, so your wonderful videos are very timely :-)

  9. This is a wonderful tutorial! I've been wanting to try out lino printing, and this will help me get started. Thanks so much for making these tutorials!

  10. thank you Moonbindery! i'm so glad to help and hope you LOVE printmaking-- it's so satisfying!


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