|The "black" layer ready to test print.|
As I'm embarking on some new work I fancied giving lino a whirl. This wee plate, of seaweed clinging to its rock, was cut as an experimental "play" to test blades, papers, inks, etc. I just used an ancient "Speedball" tool (although with new blades) - it worked fine, although it's a bit of a drag having to constantly change the blades in the handle.
|My "book press"|
I printed them using my bespoke book press, designed and made by my resident technician, aka my hubby.
|An edition of prints "whipped" up in an afternoon.|
Linocut prints by Toni Hartill
The final print is made up using 2 plates with the background colour inked up as a colour blend and rolled on diagonally.
Fun wee warm-up project to get the ideas flowing!
Right, what's next?