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.