Lino Block Debris

 

 
Paper Art: Printing Leaves

 

 


Earlier this week,

 

I showcased my first attempt at 'drawing'.

I made a stencil in preparation for the arrival of my

screen printing frame.

 

 

 

I completely forgot

that I had a small Lino block to play with.

 

 

So I got it out.

 

 

 
 
  Lino Print Block - Leaf

Lino Print Block - Leaf

Lino Print Block - Leaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tricky things, lino blocks.

 

They are actually quite tough, even after time on

the radiator.

 

 

AND

 

 

there is definately a

technique to cutting lino.

Something you only discover towards

the end of carving.

 

 

(sigh)

 

 

 

 

Lino Print Block - Leaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other things

you discover on the way

is that;

 

 

 

1) You need to put something non-slip under your block when carving

(I used my yoga mat).

 

2) Lino cutters are sharp (& painful), even the cheap ones!

 

 3) Successful carving is down to attitude i.e.

 

a relaxed mind = slow smooth cuts

angsty mind = cut fingers & a remodelled

dining room table.

 

 


 (hmm)

 

 

 

Picture 7327 (Medium)

Lino Print Block - Leaf

Lino Print Block - Leaf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 With any luck,

 

my screen printing frame will arrive soon,

then I will be able to try out my Lino block & stencil

in one go!

 

 

 (yes, yes)


 

 

 

Lino Print Block - Leaf

 

3 Comments on Paper Art: Printing Leaves

  1. Sarah Lou
    July 20, 2011 at 12:10 pm (6 years ago)

    Keep an iron near by and put a piece of paper over the block and iron, softens it nicely and you can go back to it easily. Love the leaf!!

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  2. Sewing Daisies
    July 21, 2011 at 8:18 am (6 years ago)

    What a great Idea! Thank you Sarah Lou, I will try that net time.
    xh

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  3. Michele
    July 21, 2011 at 11:12 am (6 years ago)

    Oo, good idea about the iron… It’s been so many years (like at least 25+) since I’ve tried lino block printing. I seem to remember stuggling with the carving… and the sore fingers, yep I remember them too, owy!

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