Saturday, 17 November 2012

Lino Printing

I've started lino printing again. I've wanted to get back to it for a while and over the past few months I managed to get all my equipment and make a first attempt!
The one in the photo above in a work in progress and I've yet to put ink to it. It's based on a quote that I've been looking at for my honours project this year, which is all about bookstores and their effects. I thought this mini poem was beautiful and had such lovely words, so I drew them out and started carving. Fingers crossed it will look okay!

The one below is a test I did a while ago. At the time I was watching episode after episode of Pushing Daises, hence the whole Pie thing. Boy, does that show make you want to eat pie! 
I made a peach one after watching a few episodes just to satisfy my cravings.
The first time I made this print I carved it back to front. It's so frustrating when that happens! and it happened again to me this time. Apparently I don't learn from my mistakes!