Sunday 5th October 2014
at The Gregson
For details or to book:
I will provide most materials and equipment but if you have any lino cutting tools or a sharp craft knife/scalpel and nice paper, bring them. A mid sized marker pen (CD writer/Sharpie pen is good) ,biro, pencil, graphite stick, tracing paper and carbon paper are useful for getting your design onto the lino..
I use water based ink (Jackson's own make) with Daler block printing medium for stickiness (You can use acrylic paint with this medium). Oil based inks print well but are pretty smelly and some people can be sensitive to them. They're good for tinting in with watercolour later. You can use an oil based block-printing medium with ordinary oil colours but they take a good while to dry.
cut lino comes in grey rubbery or off white plasticky.. The white is
difficult to draw on. The surface is oily and needs cleaning
(washing up liquid?) and rubbing down. CD or overhead projector
pen works OK as does soft pencil. It doesn't take carbon paper but
tracing paper with soft pencil rubbed on the back works.
If your design could be A6, It's faster to set up each print. It's also a good size to get done in the day and will maybe allow a second colour. Don't worry if this is too restricting though. Bring a design or at least an idea to give you more time for printing. Keep designs bold and don't make lines too thin. Have a look at the gallery and previous work for inspiration. Try combining printing with stencilling or collage.