Saturday, September 19, 2009

Something New

I've been playing around with a new technique and I am having so much fun!! I've been doing some lino block printing. What is that exactly?

Well, it all begins with a drawing, which is transferred onto a lino block (basically a very large eraser type material). Each character is hand carved into the block with a lino cutter, then I print it on a prepared wood block. The image is hand painted with acrylic paints. Then it gets a bit crazy as I embellish with paper, paint, colored pencils, pens, text, or anything else that catches my eye.

Need to see an example? You got it!

This is what the hand carved stamp looks like (it's been used as you can tell by the black paint all over it)

And here are some of the pieces I've been working on

Some of these are available on e-bay this week and the others are headed for ETSY.

1 comment:

The Bell Fam said...

Really cool. Love the idea and love the paintings more.

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