Each year we ask artists to submit a photo that will encourage people to make their own linocut Christmas Cards. It has become an annual tradition at Jackson’s! 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 the winning image, as shown above, was made by Veronica Butt that will feature in our newsletter about printing your own cards this Christmas. In addition to it being a beautiful card design it is an excellent photo layout for inspiring cardmaking showing the carved lino block, the roller and the multiple printed cards in different colours. Thanks Veronica, we think your great photo will inspire people to try making cards this year! Veronica will receive a £50 Jackson’s gift voucher.
Veronica also submitted another beautiful photo.
Runner-up Highly Commended Photos
We have also commended photos from four artists who will each receive a tube of Caligo Safewash Relief Ink.
More great photos to inspire people to try using linocut printmaking to create an edition of cards!
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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