More Process

9 Mar

I’ve been carrying on developing a suite of very small lino block portraits that I started a couple of blogs ago (in Process, Process, Process).  I did some digital manipulation on Photoshop and got the image to the right size on my laptop and traced the image onto a good tracing parchment using a 3B pencil. Then I flipped the tracing over and covered the back with firm strokes of white conte crayon.

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Then I turned it over onto a sheet of dark grey block-cutting vinyl and transferred the image using a 3H pencil, well sharpened. Finally I painted in the areas that will print white using a white acrylic paint and a fine, firm sable brush. This will guide my cutting.

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Then I started on the next image. Once I’ve done 9, I’ll cut them apart into neat 4×4 inch squares.

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8 Responses to “More Process”

  1. jhv57 March 15, 2014 at 15:58 #

    Reblogged this on JHladikVoss57's Blog and commented:
    Great idea for linoprint artists

  2. jhv57 March 15, 2014 at 15:57 #

    Never used acrylic on lino before-great idea! Thanks!

    • Rosie Scribblah March 15, 2014 at 21:44 #

      It sticks. I tried gouache but it wouldn’t spread properly. And I can’t see pencil on it. I’ve not tried it before so I hope it works 🙂

  3. notes to the milkman March 10, 2014 at 20:30 #

    Never thought about painting the ‘print’ area – but it makes sense. An interesting post – though not as good as a scribble of St George slaying the Dragon!

  4. Nancy Farmer March 10, 2014 at 12:43 #

    Interesting transfer-process: I like the ‘white carbon paper’ idea!

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