Good morning people of the world!

I can’t quite believe I have neglected my creative side again for so long!! I haven’t entirely neglected it to be fair, but it has taken a bit of a back seat to my exercise-y side…

(If you want more info about that go look here: http://www.midsummer365project/Wordpress.com)

Anyway…as you might have guessed from the title, this post is about lino cutting and printing. I have been dabbling in the printing / image transfer already in the form of acrylic media transfer . I can’t remember exactly how this led me down the route of lino cutting, but there was some combination of reading books on printmaking and image transfer and pinterest searching which lead me to ask for a lino cutting beginner set for my birthday. This gave me everything I needed to have a go 😀

These are the things I learned during my first foray into the art…

  • Getting the line to stay the same size, depth and direction is a lot harder than you first think!!
  • There are a lot of different cutters that have uses that are totally beyond my comprehension…but I have a book about it now so it should all resolve its self soon…
  • There are more different types of lino and fake lino than I had realised
  • straight lines are easier than curves

The most important thing I learned however is…

Lino cutting and printing is so much fun and I love it!! 

This is the outcome of my first foray… lots of room for improvement…but that is why we practice!

Practice piece to see what the cuts look like!

Super squiggly!

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33 thoughts on “New adventures in lino Printing 

    1. I have been working on van related lino prints too… I completely forgot I hadn’t put these up on here so I thought I’d better start at the beginning 😀
      I loved the leaves they were fun to do! 😀

      1. I hope you are right… I have 6
        I wish I could make them make money Then I could spend more time writing them and doing art 😁
        Unfortunately I don’t think they are the sort of blogs that make money…

      2. Hmm good point. In other news, I read today that RL Nigel and his wife are ‘living separate lives’… this must be because he is about to move in with Boris!

      3. hmmm…
        I don’t think I want to know…

        mind you…whats the betting there are pictures just waiting to come out of him and trump the same shade of orange…

      4. It has to be…
        :-S
        I really wish I hadn’t thought it!!
        I only hope they are politician type photos…not beach holiday type photos…

        OK…I really wish I hadn’t thought that!!

      5. no…me neither…

        this might help…

        One for all and all for one muskerhounds are always ready…
        One for all and all for one
        helping every body…

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