Author: Emily Harvey

Paper Marbling with Blueberry Academy

This is a wonderful technique that is very accessible for people of all abilities. You can get great results almost instantly, and with practice you can become very skilled at creating intricate designs.

The international history of Paper Marbling includes traditional patterns from Japan, Turkey and Europe. We practiced recreating all these patterns and learnt words from the different countries to describe the techniques.

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Etched lino with tape

If you are keen to experiment with etched lino, plastic tape is definitely something to try.  You can get lovely textural marks by simply painting the caustic soda mix on with a brush and this is generally the way the etched lino technique is used.

However if you mask areas of the lino before etching you can achieve a range of line and texture that will contrast well withthe rough brush strokes.

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Caustic Soda

Caustic soda is a powerful chemical that works really well for etching lino. Like many useful substances it also comes with dangers, but if you plan your work space, understand the risks, and use it carefully it will enable you to create beautiful textured lino plates.

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