Sunday, 1 May 2011

Newt Love - transferred to lino

I've printed out a flipped version of my simplified drawing and traced it down onto the lino. I've alsomarked out very roughly the areas to keep (black) and cut (yellow) on the print out for when I inevitably lose concentration. Once I started carving I remembered why I don't usually buy this brown lino - too gritty and crumbly - i prefer the smoother textured grey stuff. The carving is nearly complete so hopefully i'll be printing tomorrow.


  1. I love this peek at the lino - look forward to seeing the print :)

  2. I love the process of lino cutting, but nothing beats that first print of an image!! Hope the brown lino holds up for you!

  3. Hi Alison, i usually use the hard brown lino as it enables me to cut more detail than the grey stuff-
    The design is beautiful- i'm sure it will make a stunning print : )

  4. Thank you for your kind comments! Amanda, I wonder if we are talking about the same grey stuff? The one I use is harder than the brown and seems to me to better for finer cutting.



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