If you are searching for inspiration for your next screen printing project why not take a look at European folk art for something bright, bold and distinctive? Much of the traditional artwork from Austria, Poland, Russia, Hungary and throughout Scandinavia incorporates bold designs, symmetry and colour that lends itself perfectly to screen printing designs. Celebrate any European heritage and take a page out of the folk art style book by experimenting with these design basics.
Across the United Kingdom we are savouring the last few weeks of the warmer weather before we head into autumn, and there’s no better excuse to break open your brightest screen printing inks. Check out these summer-inspired screen printing projects while the weather is still great.
12 June marks the Queen’s official birthday for most Australian states, and we think this is the perfect opportunity to get creative with the royal theme. Let’s celebrate the Queen’s Birthday with some screen printing projects using metallic and gold screen printing ink.
Mother’s Day lands on Sunday, 14 May this year, so it’s time to get busy. We think there’s no better way to celebrate Mum and all that she does than with a custom-designed block printed cushion, scarf or even a tea towel. Here, we take a look at what the block printing technique entails and explore some beautiful inspiration for your Mother’s Day project.
Firstly, what does block printing involve?
Block printing is one of the oldest techniques for printing on textiles and paper, harking back to at least Third Century China – and possibly even before that! The principle is very simple: a design is carved into a wooden, rubber, foam or lino block and printed into a pattern by hand using block printing fabric ink. You can even use found objects such as string, board game pieces, buttons and beads to build up your design on a block.