November 4, 2015

52 Weeks of Print: 36/52

52 Weeks of Print: 36/52

I had a grand reduction print vision with this carving but once I really got into it I decided, instead, to create a different composition by adding the stamped tan bar to the left. This did the trick. 

52 Weeks of Print: 36/52

Sometimes you've just got to play.

52 Weeks of Print: 36/52

A few of my tools. Are you wondering why the wooden spoon is in the picture? Here's my process...

I apply ink to my linoleum block (this brand is my favorite to date), lay the paper over the carving and run a brayer across. THEN I use the back of the spoon to rub over the paper to make sure the ink has transferred well. Works like a charm.

52 Weeks of Print: 36/52

52 Weeks of Print: 36/52

There you have it! Moral of the story with this week, don't give up when things are looking a little questionable. Instead, begin to play and trust the process.

Week 36/52

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3 comments:

  1. Lovely to see more of your process. Lori what tool do you use to apply your ink to the linoleum block?

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  2. Different ways, Karen. For most, I use another brayer to pick up the ink and apply it to the carving. I think that's the best way to get good coverage. In a pinch, I'll bounce a stamp pad over the carving - if I'm out of town without all my supplies. Or I've used a dauber to apply ink as well.

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