Adventures in linocut

Block printing is something I have been interested in for ages but taking the plunge to actually buy some kit was a big step. Finally with my birthday money this year I invested in some essentials. There is so much choice out there. maze and vale

If I lived in Australia I would have definitely gone for this Maze and Vale kit. I got my stuff from Intaglio Printmaker, which happened to be right round the corner from where I was staying in Borough, London. They have really knowledgeable staff who don’t mind spending time to advise novices like me! I might do a post on what you need to get started later.

I started off printing with acrylic paint which isnt the right stuff. It gave the blurred image below. 2015-05-04 16.44.43

I recently got myself some proper printing ink and had a go today at printing my first linocut image. Here are the results.

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