Holiday DIY: Hashtag gift tags

by guest blogger Rosemary Sanchez

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Developer and Fairgoods team member Rosemary shows us how to make hashtag gift tags using the linocut printmaking technique.

What you’ll need:

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STEP ONE

Cut the Speedy Carve block into mini blocks about the same size as the gift tags.

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STEP TWO

Using a pencil, color in the text so you can transfer the type onto the Speedy Carve material. Place the paper strip face down on the Speedy Carve and rub the back to transfer the graphite. If it appears faint, you may need to go over the graphite again with pencil.

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STEP THREE

Carve out the type. Whatever you carve out will not hold ink and will appear white on the gift tag. To ink, squeeze a horizontal blob of ink in the ink tray and roll the brayer up and down until the ink appears even. Roll onto the Speedy Carve block and put the paper on top to transfer.

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STEP FOUR

Test your design on a piece of paper until you’re happy with it. Repeat the same steps for the gift tags, and then again for the other tag designs.

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Fairgoods is an online shop that sells type and fun gifts that use that type.

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