Buds Linocut

I finally had a day off from working at the store today. Yay! So I got a little carving done on my linocut blocks which have been patiently waiting for me to get back to them.

This is the budding branch that I had started on. I decided to trim around the shape instead of leaving it a rectangle. I will have to print with this to see how it holds up before I carve the others. I just tried inking it up with a blue stamp pad to see how it worked. I didn’t have time to do a full printing session.

Here’s a very light print. I carved more out around the edges to have less of the extra lines. I like a bit of texture in the background but this seemed like too much. It is so nice to have a day to work on art again. I am looking forward to finishing two more of these blocks and then having a session of printing.

Thanks for stopping by and have a nice weekend.

6 thoughts on “Buds Linocut

  1. I think it’s nice to see the little lines – that’s the character of lino printing. It’s looking good!

  2. I like your Lino cut, and agree with your decision to remove a few of the extra lines, leaving some for texture.
    It’s been decades since I did any Lino cutting – somewhere I have the cutting tools….but where the ‘somewhere’ is might take another decade or two to be resolved!
    If you’ve cut an organic edge – how do you register the print? Particularly when using hubbie’s homemade wooden creation?

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