September 26, 2016

New Relief Print! "Be Unique"

Be Unique Linocut Relief Print

So, I've made an(other) executive decision with my art, bag, art work life balance. During the week I work on work. On the weekends I play. Original, right? The work part is brushing up on my house portrait painting skills (see here) and planning a couple of new bags for the upcoming season. Play (these days) is carving (and chasing a dog - but that's sometimes work). 

I decided to play with words again. "Be unique" was a painting/doodle begun some time back in my art journal - never finished as most doodles end up. 

Be Unique Linocut Relief Print

Be Unique Linocut Relief Print

Be Unique Linocut Relief Print

I like it better as a print. It's printed on this deliciously lightweight yet surprisingly strong mulberry paper and is available in a limited edition of 20. Go ahead - check it out.

Made any executive decisions lately? Do tell...


September 19, 2016

Simple Solutions: Easy to Make Relief Print Registration

Simple Solutions: Relief Print Grid

This simple solution is an alternative to my earlier relief print registration tutorial. Both work great and are simple but this one can be done with materials you're likely to have around the house.

You'll need:
8.5" x 11" paper (I like card stock)
tape (I prefer low tack scotch tape)

Simple Solutions: Relief Print Registration

Mark the center both horizontally and vertically on your sheet of paper.

Simple Solutions: Relief Print Registration

Then center and mark for whatever size block you want to print.
I made one sheet with all of the sizes I use.

Simple Solutions: Relief Print Registration

Optional: I also like to tape the block to the sheet of paper as extra insurance to keep it from moving around but I haven't experienced it moving without - I'm just an extra insurance kind of gal.

Simple Solutions: Relief Print Registration

Simple Solutions: Relief Print Registration

Simple Solutions: Relief Print Registration

Simple Solutions: Relief Print Grid

That's it! How's that for easy? This method works wonderfully with one or more colors because you line your printing paper with the taped sheet of paper and carved block each time.

Please feel free to give me a shout if you have any questions.

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