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The Final Cut

15 Jul

Cutting 5

I spent this afternoon down at Swansea Print Workshop, printing the first colour of a series of reduction linocuts I’m making for a forthcoming exhibition at Oriel Ceri Richards at the Taliesin Arts Centre next month. There will be 12 linocuts in all and although I’ve started printing them, I had one left to cut ……. so I quickly drew it and made the first cuts this evening, ready for printing tomorrow.

Cutting 4

I’m using a small, square vinyl ‘softcut’ by Intaglio Printmakers and a Faber Castell Pitt pen to draw the image. I use Flexcut tools for the cutting.

Cutting 2

The softcut is very easy to use but not suitable for fine, controlled work. It’s great for my expressionist approach though and prints well onto the fine Japanese paper I’m using.

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