It has become an annual tradition at Jackson’s!
Each year we ask artists to submit a photo that will encourage people to make their own linocut Christmas Cards. Since there are so many lovely, skilled printmakers on Twitter we always do the photo competition there. Every year we get some great photos from creative artists.
The Winning Photo
This year we have a winning image from Andrea Clement that will feature in our newsletter about printing your own cards. In addition to it being a beautiful card design it is a great photo layout for inspiring cardmaking, with the carved lino block, the tools and the multiple printed cards all showing. Thanks Andrea, we think your great photo will inspire people to try making cards this year! Andrea will receive a £50 Jackson’s gift voucher.
We have also commended the really good photos from eight artists who will each receive a tube of Caligo Safewash Relief Ink.
Andrea also submitted another beautiful photo that also uses large areas of blue ink to set off the snow-coloured paper, to great effect!
Runner-up Highly Commended Photos
More creative cards using linocut printmaking!
Make Your Own Cards
We hope these great examples of printmaking will encourage you to have a go at making your own linocut Christmas Cards this year!
Here are earlier blog posts that might help with the technical aspects:
Click on the underlined link to go to the Printmaking Department on the Jackson’s Art Supplies website.
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