So today I rounded up my leftover paper. Sketched out my design, redrew on to my linoleum and started carving!
|I cut out my original design to trace - Is this cheating? :)|
I usually draw on a scrap piece of paper and then decide which way the design will look best. The way I drew it or flipped. It still happens once in a while that I forget my design will be a mirror image once I print it!
|Thanks for the press Nancy!|
This is my first time using unbacked lino. I wanted to get a more even ink transference by using the press I'm borrowing from my dear and fabulous artist friend Nancy. I can't use a backed block in this mini press. It is much easier for me to carve a backed piece, but I'm sure I'll get use to the unruly unbacked lino!
I'm pretty happy with the results and I'm really excited to see what I get back! I'd love to be able to see the entire collection at a show too. The deadline is March 15th and the cost is $12. Please see Leftovers for more information!
Happy Tuesday and Happy Printing!