Making your own Christmas cards is a great way to signal the start of the holiday season. Get yourself feeling festive and make something unique to share with your family and friends. Put on the holiday music and heat up some cider – fa la la la la!
You can draw or paint individual cards but printmaking is particularly suited to greetings cards because you can make an edition of multiples. You create the matrix on either an etching plate, a silkscreen, a lino or wood block and then print as many as you will need.
Here is an assortment of materials for card printing that you might find useful:
We now stock the beautiful Yellow Owl Stamps and inks including 8 Christmas designs.
Read more about our new Speedball Screenprinting materials in this earlier blog post.
Blank watercolour paper greetings cards and envelopes:
We carry blank watercolour greetings cards with envelopes in packs of 10 or 100. They have deckle edges and open in either a landscape format or a portrait format. They are a good price, as well. The paper is a NOT surface Fabriano watercolour paper but it works well for lino printing and it is convenient to have the paper already made into cards.
Georgian Block Printing Medium lets you take the oil paint you already have and turn it into relief printing ink.
Read about our range of Lascaux materials in this earlier blog post.
Read about Schmincke Aqua Linoprint inks in this earlier post.
Here is a great tutorial / demonstration of linocut cards on the Painters Online website.
Postage on orders shipped standard to mainland UK addresses is free for orders of £39.