My first experience of lino printing proved enjoyable and productive.
Based on a digitally collaged image of an angel protected by a colour bubble and an outer bubble I drew the image onto tracing paper to transfer onto a piece of lino.
The lino was then placed on a warming plate until it was warmed enough to make etching the lino have a buttery feel.
I etched along the lines of the drawing and then added the word Peace.
Then wearing an apron, hair tied back and barrier cream on my hands I applied ink with a roller onto a second piece of lino to create a background. I put the background lino sheet and a piece of paper through the roller press.
I then inked my etched piece of lino and then put the roller press over this to transfer the etched design onto the background.
I tried different combinations of background colour and sometimes added neat ink and white to add tone to the background.
I created many different iterations to become accustomed to the process. I then began to pick out key elements of the design in different colours.
I quickly realised that I should have reversed the letters for the “Peace’ slogan, but the sake of effect i have reversed the photos.
I thoroughly enjoyed the process and hope to try collograph printing next.
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