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Free Mini Guide: My Favourite Block Printing Supplies

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 a 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.

Free Mini Guide: Paper Ornaments

✨ Discover the Joy of Making Elegant Paper Ornaments! ✨

Transform three simple paper strips into stunning ornaments with our easy-to-follow guide. Perfect for all ages, these ornaments offer endless possibilities for personalization. Use block-printed paper, drawings, or even recycled wrapping paper for a unique touch. Ideal for family crafting, these decorations aren’t just for Christmas – they’re beautiful all year round.

This guide is available in English and German.

Tools & Materials Q&A

Get access to the recording of the hour-long block printing tools & materials Q&A (recorded in December 2023). This Q&A covers questions about all the materials needed for block printing in detail:

  • Soft carving materials
  • Lino-carving tools
  • Ink pads & block printing ink (for paper & fabric)
  • other tools

The recording will be available for a limited time (until January 22, 2024).
Watch the recording now, before it’s going away:

Free mini guide: 5 fun ways to make stamps with your kids (or for yourself)

This guide will show you how you can make stamps 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 lino-cutting 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.

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    Free mini guide: Creative Power - 12 activities to boost your inspiration

    As an artist, inspiration is the heart of your creative practice. It’s the fuel behind our creativity, and one of the frequently asked questions I get from the students taking my course is where to get inspiration from. 

    In this mini-guide I list 12 larger themes with at least 3 activities each to give you starting points of how to seek inspiration. This will help you find out how you get inspired and train your eyes and brain to know how to seek your inspiration no matter where you are. Or find new ways of how to get inspired.

    This guide is available in English and German.

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