Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Little Bird: Linoleum Block-cut Project

I have sketched the outlines of the birds on a 3x5 linoleum block...  from here... we shall see...   the third little bird gets kind of scrunched, so I may not carve him.   I will decide when i get there... 
Right now, in this stage, I am thinking of carving out the upper area behind the birds   As well as carving out the area beneath the birds.  
For the inner areas of the birds, I might scratch in details and do a little carving 
I am thinking of using hot-press w/c paper to print on.

before a final printing, I will stamp a light outline of the birds where I want them and use masking to keep the area white.

then, i might create with watercolor a sky like area for above the birds and foliage type area for below.  Just in colors, not actual details.

To see another Lino-cut project in progress check my blog: BICYCLES: Linoleum Block Cut Project


BICYCLES: Linoleum Block-cut Project

BICYCLES: Linoleum Block Cut Project
3x5 speedball linoleum block
variety of sharp lino cutting tools
pencil to sketch on design
My first lino-project will be bicycles
I have used a 3x5 block and divided it in half and sketched part of a fantasy bike on each half. (i.e. not completely realistic).
bicycles: PART ONE: This first part of the blog will demonstrate the cutting of these first two images into the linoleum. 
bicycles: PART TWO: The next part will demonstrate creating some colorful papers to print it on
bicycles: PART THREE: Finally, I will use my cuts to print.
I am doing this quickie lino-cut project in a demonstration for my students - thought you might enjoy seeing it here too.  cj

Please view 
Little Bird Lino Cut