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Lesson 3 – Art Studio: Supplies

Print Making Supplies

  • Soft graphite pencil
  • India ink, brush or thin-line permanent markers
  • Brayer
  • Baren or wooden spoon
  • Block printing Ink – Water or oil based (colors: black, magenta or alizarin crimson, phthalo blue, process or lemon yellow, white, earth colors – burnt sienna, umber or yellow ochre.)
  • Gouge: U and V shapes, various sizes
  • Linoleum square 8″ x 10″ *
  • Slab of glass for rolling ink with white paper underneath for rolling ink.
  • Paper on which to print, including variety of colors. 9″ x 12″
  • Drawing paper for planning ideas 8 1/2″ x 11″
  • Bench hook: a clamp used to keep the linoleum block in place while carving.
  • Alternative: Styrofoam sheets incised with a sharp pen or pencil can be used as an alternative to linoleum, however, it should be noted it is less durable and may not withstand repeated printing.

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