Learning to Cut Linoleum

Recently I attended a three-day workshop on lino-cutting for printmaking.  Yet again a necessity to think backwards as with this technique one carves out the whites.

We began by testing ourselves on some small leftover bits so as to get used to manipulating the tools without injuring ourselves and to see what would happen with our designs when printed.

For our main projects, we first drew on newsprint paper, then traced with tracing paper, then turned that over and using carbon paper, transferred it to the linoleum.

The second day I spent carving.  Yes, the whole day.  This piece of linoleum is A3 size.

The third day, we played with printing.  We had many types of paper at our disposal and also several colours of ink.  I mixed some green.  Some turned out better than others.  Sometimes I more or less missed the paper.

When I got home, I spread them all out to dry on an old duvet cover in the living room.

 

All of the participants exchanged a print of their work at the end.  These are what the others did:

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About djdfr

Daily life experiences by a Franco-American woman living in the Breton countryside form the basics of this blog. Gardening, watercolour, choral music, food, are some of my interests. I seek to balance the physical, mental and spiritual. I am a free believer praying from the Bible, the Qur’an and The Revelation of Arès. In 1974, with Jesus as the messenger, and in 1977, manifesting as a stick of light, Our Creator spoke directly to a man in Arès, France, named Michel Potay. The message is in the book “The Revelation of Arès”. It is a call for us to change, to practice love, peacemaking, forgiveness, to free ourselves from all prejudice, to develop our spiritual intelligence, the intelligence of the heart.

3 responses to “Learning to Cut Linoleum”

  1. Elisabeth says :

    Très intéressant. J’avais essayé il y a longtemps.
    Cela m’inspire pour recommencer.

  2. fatoscan says :

    Very interesting , you must have enjoyed working on them.

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