Ready For The First Cut

10 Apr

ready cuts

I’ve been preparing a stack of vinyl blocks ready for cutting. I’ve drawn on them, firstly in graphite then in Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens. Each block will be printed in 4 stages; the first stage is to start cutting away the areas that will be white on the final print. Then I’ll cut the areas that will be a light grey, then the areas to be dark grey and the final cut will leave the areas to be printed in black. This is called the ‘suicide’ or reduction method as it progressively cuts away at the block until there is very little of it left. There’s no margin for error. It’ll be a lot of work to print an edition from all 12 blocks. It’s going to take a while.

Printmakers = geeks. It’s true 😀

7 Responses to “Ready For The First Cut”

  1. mrsdaffodil April 12, 2015 at 18:26 #

    Lovable geeks, though. I look forward to seeing the progress of this edition. I can see it will take a lot of patience!

  2. The Arts Reader April 11, 2015 at 16:06 #

    These are going to look incredible! They remind me of settings you would see in an old German Expressionist film like The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 12, 2015 at 08:28 #

      Thank you. I hope the cutting does them justice. I am very influenced by the German Expressionists, particularly Kollwitz and Kirchner and their woodcuts 😀

  3. Lemon April 10, 2015 at 21:26 #

    The best geeks by far!

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