Printed etched lino block today…..it was difficult to print as it was not bitten deeply the result was “splotchy” and fuzzy. I definately need a better roller ! The prints weren’t terribly successful and I’m trying to enhance them by hand painting ! Managed to “waste” lots of paper – trying to achieve a good print of something today ! But as usual BIG learning curve.
“Morning Yoga – the first 2 “not so successful” experimental bleed prints
“Morning Yoga” – the etched lino block
The lino was blocked out using bitumen paint (and the use of paper stencils) then etched with caustic soda. Lino mark making is usually so direct and considered but etching lino provides a whole new and exciting twist – you can achieve whimsical, painterly, marks. I am enthused about lino again.