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Linoleum Block Printing
Transcript of Linoleum Block Printing
Image drawn or printed to size of
Cutting tools (gouges)
Bench hook/inking plate
Water base ink
Baren or spoon
Once the image is approved-
Transfer image onto linoleum block
The image is in
it can be directly transferred onto the block.
Place the image pencil
With uniform pressure, rub the back of the image. The
applied will transfer the image.
Align graphite image to block and burnish to transfer image to block.
With linoleum block cutting tools, remove the
from the block.
When the block is completely cut, print the block on paper.
Apply ink to surface of block with a brayer.
Ink coating should be even and thin.
Place paper on top of the inked block and
evenly with a baren.
Peel paper slowly from block
to reveal printed image.
This is called an artist's
Watch the printing demo for proper technique!
Apply ink to block
Reveal printed image
Study artist's proof and recut block to fix problem areas, add detail, or alter image as desired.
You may have to wash the block off before
You must end up with 3 well done prints to turn in.
of 3 prints
Ink should be
on each print.
Prints should be free from smudges and fingerprints.
Printed images should be straight and
Prints should be signed and
..1/3, 2/3, 3/3
Now that you see how the process works, create a cool design or image to cut and print.
Google Image search: Linoleum Block Printing
How to carve,
Keep your hands on the
side of the blade
Do not cut yourself!!
away from yourself
using even pressure.
a tool with inter changeable
Know Your Gear:
Block Printing Ink
You carve a
Select a picture you want to use.
DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!
Use worksheets provided for you to make a line drawing of that picture
Use the ink roller to spread the ink on the plate
Roll the ink onto the linoleum
Place the paper onto the linoleum
Use the baren
Slowly peel the paper off the linoleum.
Art I, II, III
used to either
ink to a plate or
paper to the plate in the final
Tool used to carve linoleum, very sharp!!
Will not use
Will use blades numbered 1,2,3,4,5
BEGIN PRINTING PRESENTATION
TAKE YOUR TIME!! Many mistakes
#1 is the
cutter- used for just small areas such as eyes
#2 and #3 most common to use for
#4 and #5 use to remove only
Use the baren to
along the back of your print. Use a
pressure and try not to move the paper around.
For Art II
You must create two multi layered block prints requiring you to carve multiple plates.
A foreground plate and a background plate are needed. So you will do two separate final prints.
What I am looking for:
Styles of Cutting:
Basic white line cutting: are carved lines that print white.
Cross hatching: Creating tonal value by cross hatching (carving X like lines).
Create tonal areas: Creating tonal value by cutting textures and patterns, like stippling (tiny dots).
Adding lines that follow the contour of your drawings to create a more detailed print.
BACK TO ART I Intro
The areas that will be black on the plate are the areas not cut. So
DO NOT CUT THE PENCIL LINES!!
You will be cutting the spaces between the lines and shapes of your drawing.
from all corners!
Trace around lines
, then carve out center sections.
It is recommended that you leave a
on your tile but not required.
You can draw pictures that "border" objects.
Having no border can make it difficult to stabilize the print.
Instead of just having the fish, the rocks and seaweed add to the image. Adding some waves in the upper left hand corner would improve the image further.
Your image must be approved before carving!!
Need more ideas??
You will do the same thing as Art II but you have the choice to create your prints on a larger block. This may require you to only create one print based on the size block you choose and the details of your carving.
Create an individual work!
However I am allowing another option
You will only be allowed this option if you have sufficent homework (research) and a detailed rough draft.
Why will you will only be allowed this option if you have sufficent homework (research) and a detailed rough draft.
Because many of you may end up using different size formats and mediums, I cannot efficiently help everyone in this large class unless I know exactly what you are trying to achieve.
You must present your homework to me and receive input as to whether I feel your selection of project is adequate. You will then create your detailed rough draft for approval.
Grading will be based on your success at recreating your rough draft.
The steps for creating a print and the safety concerns will be discussed in a future presentation where linoleum terminology will also be introduced and discussed.
DO NOT GET ANY CERAMIC THINGS OUT!!
Leave items on the class shelves do not get glaze out, etc. yet!
We need to discuss your next projects first!