Inking Clinic: Awesome Ombrés-Virtual Workshop – LinoCave
An original work of art by Susana McDonnell of LinoCave. Consists of a rainbow-colored ombre geometric pattern hand printed onto re red piece of silk.

Inking Clinic: Awesome Ombrés-Virtual Workshop

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Basic Block Printing Experience Required

Ages 13-Adult

**Currently there are no live dates for this workshop, but you may purchase a recording. The Zoom recording  will be emailed to you within 24 hours of purchase from .  I offer support via email or Instagram DM for all of my recorded classes.**

Bring your pre-carved block, your inks, tools and a fabric item or printmaking paper to print and let's spend 90 minutes learning my signature ombré technique, a method of creating a multi-colored print using a single block, brayer and plexi. We will discuss ink ratios and color combinations that work well together. Please note: there is NO carving or designing in this workshop, just printing.

If you have any questions please email me. Please use an email address and not a phone number when checking out so that I can email you the Zoom link.

A Zoom link will be sent from either the day before or the day of class.

If the timing of this workshop doesn't work for you I can record it for you and send it to you after I receive it from Zoom. Please register and email me at to request that I record it.

If you would like to learn how to transfer onto Speedball Speedy Carve using a laser or inkjet printout and an iron please watch my tutorial here.

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Materials List

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Pre-carved block on a soft rubber matrix such as Speedball Speedy Carve, Blick Soft-Kut or Gomuban Vinyl


A PRE-WASHED fabric item (if you are printing on fabric) you would like to print that doesn't have texture, ruffles or darts.

Speedball Fabric Block Printing Ink only if printing on fabric or your favorite ink for printing on paper. Please choose three colors analogous on the color wheel. Yellow, orange and red work best, but blue, violet and red also work well. If you are experienced with block printing with screen printing ink, you may use that, but I am not qualified to troubleshoot it.

Soft Rubber Brayer

Smooth surface for rolling out ink such as plexi, acrylic or sheet glass

Palette knife or similar.

Baren or Hard Rubber Brayer to apply pressure with


Padded surface if printing on fabric. This will help you achieve better results on fabric. 10+ layers of old sheets, a doubled over fleece blanket, a non textured old towel or two layers of a non-textured upholstery/thick fabric are examples. Should not be super squishy. Clamps help secure your padded surface to the table.


Your favorite printmaking paper if choosing to print on paper.


Scrap fabric

Scrap paper