How To: Block Printing Basics featuring Julia Dilworth & Sharilyn Kuehnel

How To: Block Printing Basics featuring Julia Dilworth & Sharilyn Kuehnel

We invited 24hrs Vancouver DIY columnist Julia Dilworth and printmaker Sharilyn Kuehnel to Opus Downtown Vancouver to demonstrate the basics of block printing. Explore these steps as Sharilyn teaches Julia how to transfer an image onto Safety-Kut Block, carve an image using Speedball Lino Cutter and Bench Hook, and print on both Strathmore Creative Cards and t-shirts with Gamblin Relief Inks.

The versatility of printmaking makes this DIY project perfect for home and for creating multiple prints. The blocks can also be used on fine art paper to create a print ready to be framed and enjoyed on the walls of your own home or to give as a gift!

Experience the block printing process for yourself by watching Block Printing Basic above or read the full exclusive article at

For more DIY projects, follow Julia every Thursday in the Vancouver 24hrs newspaper or online at

Get even more creative printmaking ideas from Sharilyn’s blog at


Presented by

Julia Dilworth

Sharilyn Kuehnel

Produced by
Opus Art Supplies

Created by
Ryan Mund

Music by
Dan O’Connor
“Imagine Magneta”
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0


  1. Can someone please tell me if a lino block stick on wood or cardboard as I want to make a handle of it to lift it up easily if I am using it to print multiple times. Thanks guys for helping.

  2. We started this project in class this week. Now I have some idea about working with lenolium. Thank you very much for video.

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