Lino Printed Cupcake

Linoleum was created in the 1800s and used as a floor covering. Traditional wood and metal block were expensive and time consuming to create. Lino offered an easier surface to carve than wood and metal… Lino started out as a cheap alternative and was often used by amateurs or as a teaching product in schools. […]

Lino Printed Cupcake

Skill Level

Medium - Hard

Time to Make

1 Hour

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

I would suggest printing a few sheets of each layer as you can not go backwards with this method.

  1. Trace the template onto tracing paper using graphite pencil.
  2. Turn this over onto the lino and colour over the line again printing the design on to the lino, go over this in biro so its easily visible and won’t rub off while you are carving.
  3. First carve away the background leaving the cupcake silhouette paint this yellow and print it into the centre of your card.
  4. IMPORTANT- BEFORE LIFTING IT. Mark where the corners are with masking tape so that you can line it up perfectly the second time.
  5. Now wipe the yellow paint off the lino with a damp cloth or wet wipe
  6. Now carve the frosting lines leaving the cake case as a silhouette
  7. Paint this pink and print directly over the yellow on your picture.
  8. Now carve out alternate stripes on the cupcake case.
  9. Paint just the bottom of the lino purple and print onto the card again.
  10. You now have your cupcake.
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Top Tip

Lino is much easier and safer to carve when its warm, it can be warmed up using a hairdryer or leaving on a radiator for a few minutes.



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