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Colorful Feather-Printed Stationary

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Block-Printed Holiday Linens

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A festive trail of hand-printed holly branches transforms plain linens into a welcome gift for someone who loves to entertain. The leaves are made with a custom-carved block, and the berries (which also appear on the cocktail napkins) are created using a pencil eraser.
Materials
  • Plain linens
  • Holly Template
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Soft-carve block (available online or at crafts stores)
  • Bone folder
  • Linoleum cutter
  • Paintbrush
  • Fabric paint
  • Spoon
  • Unused pencil eraser
  • Fabric ink pad
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Ink-Block Print Thank-You Cards

Steps:5
Make an impression with ink-block printing, an art form dating back to ninth-century China. A block print is an ink impression of a design carved into wood, linoleum, or other engravable material. Once you've cut out a design, you can use the block to make an unlimited number of identical prints.
Materials
  • Plain store-bought cards, or assorted paper
  • Image of your choice, photocopied to fit card
  • Tracing paper
  • Pencil
  • Ink block
  • Linoleum-cutting tool
  • Block-printing ink, available at art-supply stores
  • Paper plate
  • Brayer tool, available at art-supply stores
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