Pink & Yellow Leaves - Printing

 

Paper Art: Pink & Yellow Leaves

 

 

 

Being short of blog posts this week,

I decided to "suck it up, step up to the plate", and have a go at

lino block printing.

 

(Thanks Graham Norton for the motivational quip)

 

 

 

I mean, how hard can it be?

Pre-schoolers do it all the time!

 (I think)

 

 

 

  Permaset Aqua

 

 

 

 

To set things in motion, I pulled out

my supplies;

 

 

 Textile Ink

Fabric

(cotton tea towel)


and a carved lino block.

 

 

 (that's pretty much it)

 

 

 

  Lino Block & Lino Roller

 

 

 

 

 

Textile Ink?

 


I know, how posh does that sound.

 In her workshop (Craft & Quilt show), Louise Snook used

Permaset Aqua textile ink.

 

 

It's the same brand I received in my starter kit,

so that is what I used.

 

 

(I like to keep things simple)

 

 

 

 

Permaset Aqua in Rose

 

 

 

 

I would love to offer you

more info on textile inks, Permaset Aqua in particular,

but I am clueless about these things.

 

 

AND

 

 

I don't know much about

applying ink either…apparently.

 

 

 

(surprise surprise)

 

 

 

Lino Block & Lino Roller


 

 

 

 

As you all know by now,

my logic runs in a very straight line…

 

 

If you wish to

print with a lino block,  you use a lino roller.

(They are sold alongside lino blocks after all).

 

 

Simple right?

No.

 

 

 

 

(sigh)

 

 

Permaset Aqua Ink  on Lino Block

 

 

 

 

 

 

It might be called a Lino Roller,

but it really shouldn't be.

 

 

 

There was no rolling;

My 'roller' prefers the push & shove technique,

and a bullish one at that.

 

 

This roller is no Ferdinand!

 

 

 

(mind with only leaves on offer…)

 

 

 


Printing - Pink Leaves

 

 

 

 

 

After a

few failed attempts

at even coverage (ink), I switched to my

sponge applicator.

 

 

 

 No, not from my make -up bag ,

the one I bought from the art shop.

 (sigh)

 

 

 

 

(not just a pretty face me)

 

 

 

  Permaset Aqua Ink & Sponge Applicator

 

 

 

 

 

Well, that proved 

to be equally AGGRH!

 


Every ink application resulted in a blotchy

pre-school mess.

 

 

Which was NOT my intention at all.

 

 

 (dammit)

 

 

 

Permaset Aqua Ink in Rose & White

 

 

 

 

 

At some

point during my pink phase,

 

I decided Mustard Yellow leaves would add

some much needed

 

 

'je ne sais quoi'

 


 to my tea towel.

 

 

 

(yes, yes)

 

 

 

Permaset Aqua Ink in Mid Yellow & Black


 

 

 

 

 

Did you know

that if you add a little black to yellow

you get Khaki?

 

 

I didn't.

 

 

No Mustard Yellow meant that

I opted to use the mid-yellow ink

straight from the pot.

 

 

 

 (hah!)

 

 

 

 

  Printing - Pink & Yellow Leaves & Bobbin

 

 

 

 

 

The Khaki

wasn't a complete waste (of ink) though.

 

 

 I used a little bit

when I made an impromptu bobbin stamp.

Monkey- Genius or what?

 

 

 Go on, you can admit you like that idea,

I won't tell.

 

 

(not anyone you know anyway)

 

 

 

 

  Printing - Pink & Yellow Leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what I have I learnt?

 

 

 

Block printing is NOT as easy as it looks.

I need to learn about colour mixing.

I prefer screen printing (at this stage).

 

 

 

 

(true again)

 

 

 

 

Printing - Pink & Yellow Leaves

 

4 Comments on Paper Art: Pink & Yellow Leaves

  1. I block print using lino and permaset and have found a roler is useless, after much trial and error I found a simple sponge roller (the type you buy in a DIY store for applying gloss paint)worked brilliantly…..

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