Just Cut

4 Apr

lino 1

I’ve hit a creative block and it’s been hard to get the motivation or ideas for new artwork. So today I decided to just grab a handful of printmaker’s vinyl, my lino cutting tools and cut at random. No design or preconceptions, just stab away at the vinyl and see how it goes.

lino 2

The first two or three were quite controlled, I couldn’t free myself up as much as I wanted with the smaller tools so I switched to a big, flat cutter that I rarely use and hacked away. That did the trick, it was quite satisfying feeling the tool slicing through the surface of the vinyl, a physical rather than a cerebral sensation.

13 Responses to “Just Cut”

  1. Procrastinator's Day Off April 6, 2018 at 11:55 #

    I like the sound of this. I sometimes make my own stamps by cutting into large erasers with wood carving tools. Very satisfying.

  2. jhv57 April 5, 2018 at 09:33 #

    Good idea. It’s a different part of your brain.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 5, 2018 at 15:19 #

      Yes, it feels like it, but it’s very hard to let go 🙂

  3. paperstew April 5, 2018 at 01:36 #

    I love the fact that you just jumped in with blank blocks with no ideas and created marks. Maybe you can find something out of those great shapes created. I see leaves, cloud shadows, and other possibilities. Keep having fun!

    • Rosie Scribblah April 5, 2018 at 08:13 #

      I’m really pushing out of my comfort zone here. I feel really uncomfortable and stressed by it, which is probably a good thing 😁

      • paperstew April 5, 2018 at 22:40 #

        You’re doing great! Discomfort brings new work. 😉

      • Rosie Scribblah April 6, 2018 at 05:27 #

        I’m going to hack at the edges today :0

  4. Leonie Andrews April 5, 2018 at 00:33 #

    That top piece in the last photo could be making great textures.

    • Rosie Scribblah April 5, 2018 at 08:12 #

      I will start to experiment with printing them up over the weekend ☺

      • Leonie Andrews April 5, 2018 at 09:01 #

        I’ll be interested in seeing what transpires.

  5. Alyson Williams April 4, 2018 at 23:01 #

    I love the bottom one in the pic… I think I will have to try lino cutting.

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