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Block Printing Give a New Touch to Your Shirts

In summer season, cotton and linen shirts are getting popular among the girls. Block printing is an old skill which is used by women to make their shirts Unique and beautiful. It started from China and began to rule all over the world. Because of its individuality, it attracts every one. Now a day the girls are making block printing on simple shirts and give them individual touch.

block printing in Lakhani Lawn collection
block printing in Lakhani Lawn collection
 Block Prints in lawn
Block Prints in lawn

Required equipment

Wood blocks to engrave design,  colors of your choice wood scale, wood board, pencil or tailoring chalk, paint brush and thumb pins.

Preparation

1-      Press the cloth which you desire to paint

2-      The part which want to design, paste it on wood board with the help of the thumb pins

3-       Mark the place where you want to design with the help of chalk.

4-      By using correct measurement make the design at proper distance.

Types of Blocks

Three types of blocks are used for block printing

1-      Boundary blocks

2-      Engraving blocks

3-      Petal and trig blocks

indian wood print block
indian wood print block

Procedure

Keep in your mind that colors should be uses in right amount so that design may look beautiful.

Firstly paint the boundary block with help of brush and put it on the mark place of the cloth and press it for a few moments. Then take engraving  block in also paint its design with brush and press it within the tracing boundary carefully so that the design may not touch the boundary wall. Make sure that the colors of painting on boundary and engraving blocks should be of different color. If you want to have closing design then use petal and trig blocks and connect the design in a skillful manner.

print cloth with block paint
print cloth with block paint

Precaution

1-      Use such blocks, which have clear design.

2-      Clean the blocks with help of brush after using it one time.

3-      The gap between the motifs of the design should be of equal size.

4-      After using one color in block printing, make it dry and then use in other color.

5-      Dry the cloth for three to four hours on the board then make it dry for twelve hours in the open air.

6-      Press the cloth from the opposite side.

black shirt printd white
black shirt printd white
Block Prints Lawn Formal Dresses Collection
Block Prints Lawn Formal Dresses Collection

Design your shirt according to your own choice. Definitely design of your shirt is unique and individual because it is the creation of your own mind.

Keep in your mind that colors should be uses in right amount so that design may look beautiful.

Firstly paint the boundary block with help of brush and put it on the mark place of the cloth and press it for a few moments. Then take engraving  block in also paint its design with brush and press it within the tracing boundary carefully so that the design may not touch the boundary wall. Make sure that the colors of painting on boundary and engraving blocks should be of different color. If you want to have closing design then use petal and trig blocks and connect the design in a skillful manner.

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