There has recently been some discussion on several blogs of different techniques used by printmakers.Vivien and Robyn asked me to explain a method I had been shown.
And did being a novice stop me from wading in? No! Of course not. I had my two penn’orth, saying that colourful intaglio prints could be produced from lino blocks, a medium usually regarded as relief. Access to a press is certainly preferable, if not essential, mainly because we use heavy paper. But I’d like to try this by hand, using something like rice paper. It would certainly be a good test of my wonky arm!
My friend, Heather, who taught me lino printing, agreed to demonstrate her method while I flashed the Fuji. ( We have assumed some knowledge of printmaking terminology.)
A guest post, written and demonstrated by Heather Walker.
(with encouragement from Tammy and Vincent)
Putting colour into a relief print in one easy technique for lino printing.
Lino cut must not be deep or you will risk “bleeding” of ink under pressure. Intaglio colours need to be thinner than the relief colour.
Any surface colour can be blotted with newsprint
Di, this is the basics. Sounds easy,but, as we well know, it takes practice. I make allowances to fit the weather on the day (today was showery, but breezy) and go by ”feel”.
Good luck to anyone who wants to give it a go. Heather Walker