Indian Wooden Printing Block- 12 Stars Repeat

£16.50

A hand carved Indian wooden printing block made by artisans in villages outside of Jaipur, India. This Star Block is part of our Wrapping paper printing collection, great for printing your own Christmas & Birthday paper but also great for Fabric! The large design makes printing quick & easy!

All of our printing blocks can be used to hand print Fabric, Paper & Cards, using either Textile or Acrylic paint!

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Description

Indian Wooden Printing Block- 12 Stars Repeat

Size Approx: 10.5 x 10.5 cm

This 12 Star Repeat Block is part of our Wrapping paper printing collection, great for printing your own Christmas & Birthday paper but also great for Fabric!

All of our Indian wooden printing blocks are hand carved Fairtrade in Jaipur India, using a sustainable wood called Sheesham. Once the design has been traced and carved onto the wood it is left to soak in mustard oil for several days- this preserves the wood and makes it non-absorbent.

All of our wooden printing blocks can be used to hand print your own Fabric, Paper, Card & Clay! When printing fabric it’s important to use a fabric paint so the design is totally washable, but when printing onto paper and card you can use a wide variety of paints such as Acrylic/ Poster paint. We have found that Ink pads can sometimes not be wet enough to use with the wooden blocks so we advise that paint works better. You apply your paint using a square piece of sponge with a flat edge. It’s very important to use a foam printing mat or something soft underneath the item you are printing to ensure you get good contact between the printing block and material you are printing onto!

If you haven’t printed before, or would like a couple of tips please watch our ‘How To Indian Block Print Video’ by clicking here!

To clean your blocks in-between colours just wipe with a dry rag to remove any left over paint, once finished printing wash your wooden block under the tap with warm water, scrub all the paint out of the design using a nail brush and then dry well.