Ready to Design Fabrics on Your Own | Block Printing
Are you all excited for our next DIY project? Okay then, today we are going to learn an ancient form of art “block printing”. Its super easy and can be a craft idea for your kids as well. Let’s have a look at it…
Block Printing Designs on Fabrics and Paper
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I think I should join the classes and training programs organised by Vidhi Kalakriti, so that I could learn more about block prints in India. Yeah, Vidhi provides training to for art and craft works, and wooden block printing is a part of her workshop.
Hey! Check out some of the beautiful designs that will make it easy for you to understand the overall printing methods used. Here is a collage made to show you the usage and designs made with wooden blocks on paper and fabrics.
Now comes the wooden block, this is how it looks. Carvings are made on small pieces of blocks of wood using tools and equipment by the artisans and the outcome in right here. Yes, you can easily find these blocks in the market and if you find it troublesome, search for every day objects for beautiful graphics on fabrics and papers.
Here is an image of Vidhi wearing one of the Cotton Mull printed Bagh saree, prints are a mixture of various tribal wooden blocks, tribe weaves of Dhar district, a work done by women’s of SAI, SHG (Self Help Group, MP). Looks pretty to me!
Now, let us take a closer look of the prints that has been used on the saree that she is wearing. The fabric used here is pure cotton but wooden blocks can be used to leave impressions on other fabrics as well.
This is the border of the saree, designs are imprinted using wooden blocks, colors may vary according to your choice. Usually organic colors are used for printing but you can make your choice of colors that won’t wash off easily.
Now, the final look of the saree. Oh, this has made me fall in love with this ancient printing technique. It’s an amazing fine piece of art with carvings on wood done by the artisans.
Ah, talked a lot about it, now its time to get into action. Here is a video, that shows how to carry on the process of wood block printing. Enjoy watching this video with super easy illustrations and lovely music!
Here is a collection of block printed linen for bedroom via. The color that has been used here looks quite different and eye-catching.
Why are we talking only about block printing on fabrics, you can use wooden blocks to make cards for your loved ones. The process of block printing on paper (as shown in the image below) remains the same as we follow while printing on fabrics. Only the thing is you don’t need to wash-off your paper.
Did you find the post useful?If yes, what are you waiting for? Its time to get crafty and leave impressions on fabrics, paper and friends. No, I didn’t mean making graphics on your friends body parts.
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