Sunday, 8 November 2009

Linocut Reduction

Having seen fab stems poking out of the top of cornish hedgerows during the summer, I knew I wanted to represent them in some way using linocut. I thought this would be a good opportunity for my first (and possibly last) attempt at a linocut reduction. A reduction is simply a way of printing more than one colour. As a picture paints a thousand words, it's easier for me to show you what I did.

The first impression is printed with the lightest colour. here is the carved lino with ochre rolled over it.

This shows where I'm starting to carve away more of the lino. The bits carved away will remain white or yellow.

The next two impressions were a dirty green (sounds great doesn't it - I'm so technical!), followed by more carving and a final printing in a very dark blue.

Here's the finished product:


Felted House said...

Welcome to the world of blogging! It's good to see the stages in the process, I love the finished one as you know!

Cathy said...

Hi Tammy

I see you have just started blogging. Good luck for the future. It is very addictive. I enjoyed reading your reduction process. I have only done a couple of lino's of black ink so far. I am still very much at the learning end of things. I think your end image is really great though.