26 January 2009

Linoleum Carving

Carving and printing with linoleum blocks and rubber stamps has been on my list of things to try for some time now. Mike bought me carving tools and rubber and linoleum blocks for my birthday in November.

It only took me a month to sit down and carve something.

First Try

Carving linoleum is a bit harder than I expected, but really satisfying to print your images. I can't wait to carve rubber stamps next!

Lino Cut

Did I mention how much I love my little work area? I think everyone should have their own little space, no matter how small. I wouldn't use textured paper again, but I'm quite pleased with my first attempt.

First Linocut

7 comments:

Shona~ LALA dex press said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

Nope, textured paper does not work and please e-mail me if you have any questions.

Welcome to my world! Nice to have you.

sulu-design said...

Yes! I'm psyched that you're printing now! I may have to bust out my little kit that has been sitting unused since Christmas...

Robin said...

Looks great! Reminds me of the woodblock prints I did in school. I must say I like yours much better. (any type of wood carving was never my thing)

shamroxann said...

i did that in an art class in high school and absolutely LOVED!!!! it! i have always thought i should try that again and you have inspired me. maybe not, right away, but i am def. going to try my hand at that agin! it's really beautiful!

Jamie Watson said...

first time!? awesome!!!!

Nic said...

First time and it comes out amazing... I think you are just a natural at ANYTHING creative/artistic!!

PrincessPea said...

Oh, what fun! I totally agree about having a work area - when we move house this will be top of my list!