Creative Christmas Advent Calendar: Lino Cuts

Creative Christmas Advent Calendar: Lino Cuts

RWA Drawing School tutor Sam Church shared her idea for an inexpensive, hand-made Christmas present...

'This year, I have created hand-printed sketchbooks for cheap pressies. I lino-printed these simple designs onto A6 sketchbooks (which I bought from Bristol Fine Art) using water-based student grade Block Printing Ink…alas the ink doesn't dry waterproof but it dries quickly!'

'If you're not a lino-printer or haven't got the kit, potato prints or drawing with a felt tip get decent results too. Really it's all about a simple design and some added sparkle! Once the design had dried I got a helper to paint a thin layer of PVA on to selected bits of the picture, and sprinkle a bit of glitter on it. Bingo!'

'I hope your Christmas goes like a rocket!'

Sam Church will be leading the 5-week Illustration for Picture Books course in the New Year, beginning Tuesday 21 January.


RWA Creative Christmas Calendar

This Christmas, try something new, be inspired or even create a unique gift for someone very special as RWA a host of creative Christmas ideas, tips and activities.From Thursday 1 December, the RWA will post gorgeous artworks from the permanent collection, creative challenges from RWA Drawing School Tutors, exclusive competitions and some festive surprises on the RWA blog, Facebook and Twitter.


lino printing equipment
a young boy adds paint to a lino cut print
lino cut print of pencil