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.
Tricky things, lino blocks.
They are actually quite tough, even after time on
there is definately a
technique to cutting lino.
Something you only discover towards
the end of carving.
you discover on the way
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.
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!