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.






there is definately a

technique to cutting lino.

Something you only discover towards

the end of carving.








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.







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!!

  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.

  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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