Thursday, 31 July 2014

Lino Lines

I got a kit for Lino cutting, and had a go: I'm not very good at it, but I guess a bit of practice will help!

My attempt looks like this
Using the black tube of ink and a roller was not successful, but using a stamp pad to ink the Lino then using the roller to roll the Lino onto the paper was a bit more successful.

While I took a rest one of two visiting nieces, Tindra, picked up a block and a cutter (scalpel ?) and carved this 

Which stamps like this 

Darned teenagers!!!!!  

Tindra has a thing about eyes - her own is a work of art too

4 comments:

  1. I see your niece has got your creative streak, how good to have a youngster being creative instead of playing on an iphone or similar! I have not tried lino cutting mind you there is lots I have not tried

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  2. Wow, what eyes on both counts. Hope you have a great time at Festival of Quilts.

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  3. ...and she probably cut that gorgeous eye out freehand....

    I got to play with lino/stamping back in high school art class. I still have the sun with it's rays over the water - somewhere special.

    I can't recall how we applied the paint... I think we had a paint roller (small one) to apply the paint - rolled on and then pressed the lino down on the paper. The paint roller picked up the right amount of paint to transfer onto the lino.

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  4. What beautiful eyes! Darn teenagers always showing us up :-)

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