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.
Nice. I’ve never tried anything like that but can see it would be challenging. (For me) Have a nice weekend!
Thanks Marilyn, it takes a little practice but really isn’t that hard.
I think it’s nice to see the little lines – that’s the character of lino printing. It’s looking good!
Thanks Lyn, I like the little lines too but there were a couple of spots with just too much. But there will still be lines.
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?
Thanks Antje, I will use just the bottom edge and eyeball the registration. I used the wood jig for carving, not for printing.