Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Ms.45 Linocut WIP

So, I have a bunch of linoleum blocks right now. I don't have much experience with linocut--I specialized in intaglio printmaking when I was in art school--but I don't need a press to pull linocut prints and I need something substantial to put in my Etsy store. Over the weekend, I made a drawing based on a still from the movie, Ms.45, and transferred it to a block yesterday:

Today, I carved the block:

Unfortunately, I don't have any good paper for relief printing. I ordered some Rives lightweight paper from Blick this morning and now I'm waiting. I suppose I could pull a print with some cheap sketchbook paper, but I hate the idea of wasting the ink on that. I guess I'm waiting on the mail now. In the mean time, I downloaded plans for a relief printing press made from some two by fours and a hydraulic jack. I think I have a project for the summer.

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