Mix your Block Printing Medium with acrylic paint in a ratio of 3:2. If you want to print in a specific colour, mix your acrylic colour first and then add your medium when you’re happy with the shade.
I did not do this, because I’m reckless.
When you’ve mixed your ink, roll out a thin, velvety layer. Your
roller should make a zzz sound and not be squelchy. If it is, remove some ink and roll out again.
Roll your ink onto your block – we’re using a sheet of lino that we carved earlier…
This block printing ink will layer up well for a multi-block or reduction print. It is translucent (unless you’ve added a lot of white – experiment with
your colours for layering first) so will show some of the base colour through.
To print with block printing medium you will need:
- System 3 Block Printing Medium
- System 3 Acrylic Paints
- Inking Tray
- Ink Spatula
- Lino block
- Paper on which to print