This mini guide contains a complete list of all my block printing tools I personally use for my block printing work on an almost daily basis, including some personal comments. I also included an one page quick starter guide for those of you starting out and wanting to know which tools are the bare minimum. Additionally I added a (far from complete) list of art supply shops around the world to help you get started.
This guide is available in English and German.
Some of the most frequently asked questions you ask me evolve around which tools I use or where to buy them. While I have always shared this information openly in my stories and posts on Instagram and always try to answer as many questions as possible, I wanted to have all this information in one single place you can easily access – A free resource that contains all this information in a structured way and that you can easily download for your personal use. A complete list of all the tools I use in my daily block printing work. And that’s how this mini guide came to life.
This guide will show you how you can make stamp from materials that you (most likely) already have at home. It contains five sample projects plus a bonus project. It is intended to give you some ideas on how you could spend a fun afternoon with your kids getting creative and playing around making stamps and printing cute shapes and patterns. The guide is also intended for any adult who wants to give stamping a try without buying any specialized linocutting equipment. I list a variety of materials and paints hoping that you have at least some of them at home. Pick whatever you have and see where it takes you.
Personally, while I love to get new art supplies, I don’t want to buy new materials and tools all the time to just have some fun for an afternoon or quickly try something new – especially when kids are involved and things should to be quick and easy. That’s why I made this guide because you do not need fancy equipment to have a little stamping fun.