With this tutorial there is no need for a printing press, all you need for printing is a wooden spoon and bit of welly!

 

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Prepare your desired ink, I’m using Caligo Safewash but you can use any block printing inks.

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Make sure you have ink all round your roller, to do this lift your roller after each roll, make sure you can hear a tacky sound this is a good indicator that you have enough ink on your roller.

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Ink up your block, I’m using Softcut Lino but there are lots to choose from.

 

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Once you have covered the whole block in ink, place a piece of paper over your block and using the back of a wooden spoon, rub the paper in small circular motions, pressing hard until you can see the outline of the print through the back of the paper.

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Once you are happy with this, lift your paper to reveal your image.

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and there you have it, printing with a wooden spoon.

 

Happy printing x