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    When I was at school I did some lino printing. I remember it well because my shouty horrible art teacher instructed us to carve away from ourselves. I however decided it was infact a lot easier to carve towards myself and the inevitable happened and I produced a massive hole inthe side of my thumb, so rather than risk the wrath of the shouty horrible art teacher, I made my way over to the sink and pretended to cut my hand on the rusty old paper towel dispenser.
    Shouty horrible art teacher then made me go to the doctors for an tetnus unjection.

    Anyway, all that aside, I have decided that I would very much like to make my christmas cards this year with ino printing. I'm looking for some cheep lino blanks, a brayer and a multi tool. anyone know where I can get some?
    Thank you
    full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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    Hiya BBD I have just done some myself - there is a new modern way of doing it using a polystyrene product that you can mark easily - it's not as robust as lino but Ok for small print runs - lots of supplies of traditional stuff on e b a y . The trick with lino is to make sure it's warm - it makes it much easier to work with = here's a pic of my tree lol - I made a bigger print for carrier bags will show you a photo when i print it off properly
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    Last edited by Kiamyka; 10-09-2010, 07:42 PM.
    Chris xx
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    • #3
      I got a bit of lino in my eye when I did it at primary school - ouch!

      Good luck!

      Emma.
      Paperbuzz
      Adding a little magic to your celebrations


      www.noths.com/paperbuzz

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      • #4
        can't help with your request but would like to suggest magic foam as a safe alternative.

        I bought some a while back but only just got around to using it and its fabulous.

        You can make foam stamps by die cutting and embossing the foam or you can heat the foam briefly with a heat gun (hairdryer would do the trick) and press it onto just about anything to get an impression which then becomes your stamp or you can carve it...and when you are done you have the option to heat it again and reshape it into another stamp.

        I'm told I can do loads more...I just need to find the time.

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        • #5
          Thank you all for your help and advice. I'm really looking forward to doing it.
          full time mum and very very part time crafter.

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          • #6
            Karen, will PM you about magic foam in a min.
            Visit Natty Netty for a huge selection of Iris Folding supplies

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            • #7
              Nattynetty can you get it in the UK - I tried googling but only found hobb ycraft
              Chris xx
              My Website
              My Blog

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              • #8
                if you still want to use lino printing equipment i got all mine from here http://www.craftyarts.co.uk/cgi-bin/...N=quick+search
                http://www.rubyandco.co.uk
                http://rubyandco.bigcartel.com
                http://www.katie-ford.co.uk

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