Locked in ice –
Cold sunlight on the
Through the trees.
Shafts of light on fallen leaves
brighten the cold.
Crying in private, hiding from the world
No one sees the tears behind the smiles
Behind the mask
Behind the fun
What would you do if you saw the real me
What would happen if I fell
Fell into the dark
Fell into my mind
After my initial reasonably successful foray into the world of lino cutting and printing, I decided I wanted to try something more ambitious…
The only tiny disadvantage I could think of when it came to this was the fact that I can’t draw very well…I can do abstract, and I can do patterns and I can see pictures, I just can’t make my hand put them down the way I want…so I came up with an alternate plan…I decided to use my photos, process them until I can only see outlines then transfer them to lino 😀
These are the two I used for my first experimentation…
Transferring them to lino wasn’t as easy as I anticipated, I eventually settled on the “press really hard with biro then fill in the groove” method which I am sure is not a recognised one but it worked!
This is what the transfer / cutting process looks like.
And this is the outcome…
I learned a few things from this, firstly I need to work on not pressing quite as hard when i am cutting the lino, my lines come out a little bit think in quite a lot of places. Secondly I think that the photo of fewer beach huts works better, I think this is because it has greater tonal variation and interest in the photo. I was convinced it would be the other one repetition works very well as a photo…
It is good to try these things and learn for next time 😀
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…
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!