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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BB Hardback
  • Publication: 21 March 2024
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800920972
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 160
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £19.99

Nature Imprinted


A complete guide to lino printing, with 10 nature-inspired designs by Jane Spink (Author)

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Book Description

Capture the beautiful natural world with printmaking linocut blocks from Inky Dog Studio's Jane Spink. Learn to make your own linocut blocks of the world all around you.

Jane Spink, founder of dynamic and successful Inky Dog Studio, shares her working process for creating her stunning prints inspired by the natural world. Be taken through the initial sketches and inspirational photos, explore different linocut 'doodles' to discover your favourite marks to carve, then ultimately carve the final design onto a block.

Following an inspirational chapter and demo exercise on key linocut techniques, Jane guides you through 10 striking projects, each adding useful skills as you proceed. In this way, you build and develop your carving and printing skills at your own pace, while creating a remarkable work of art. Learn to carve birds, flowers, leaves and more, and simultaneously see how to make negative images, incorporate different colours and make complex versions.

From ready-to-use templates for all the projects, you can start making your own print blocks, and learn tips for developing the skills to create your own.

This is a gorgeous, highly visually intuitive how-to book that breaks away from the dry step-by-step guide, and will be a springboard for you to set out on, or advance further along, your own nature-inspired linocut journey.

Table of Contents


What is linocutting?

Tools & equipment



Demo project

Design & inspiration

No. 1: First Carves
No. 2: Plant Therapy
No. 3: A Study in Lino
No. 4: Getting Bolder
No. 5: It's All in the Details
No. 6: Let's Add colour
No. 7: My Walk Today
No. 8: More Blocks, Please
No. 9: Inspired by My Garden
No. 10: Mixing It Up!


Last word: taking it further



About the Author

About Jane Spink

Jane is a UK-based artist and printmaker. After gaining a degree in Textile Design from Central Saint Martins in the 1980s, Jane worked as a freelance textile and graphic designer for almost 20 years, followed by 16 years of teaching art in schools. Jane set up her own art/printmaking practice, Inky Dog Studio, in 2018. Within very little time, Jane's stunning work has generated a passionate following worldwide, with over 100,000 followers on Instagram alone.

Jane lives and works in the historic market town of Rayleigh, Essex, UK.


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