The linocut mania continues over here: today, my experiment was the above patterned block. To be honest, I’m having much more fun carving the blocks than I am printing—I’m just not getting solid blacks that I would like. So, I continue in this trial and error process.
For those of you who would like to give the linocut process a try, the lovely Marianne from Art Project 2010 has just recently posted a set of directions on Instructables about how to carve and print a linoleum block! Thanks Marianne! Also, check out all of Marianne’s wonderful linocuts—they’re gorgeous! I have a special fondness for her vintage machinery linocuts, especially the typewriter. Of course, I can’t write about Marianne without mentioning that she is amazing—at the beginning of this year, she started a project to make a piece of artwork every single day of 2010, and she’s still going strong at day 187. It’s absolutely amazing!