I spent the weekend working on a new linocut entitled "En Pointe". It took some time making a register that I felt would work. This one is made from a dollar store picture frame and I used popsicle "shims". I really like the way it worked and will use it again in the future for other small prints.
|Homemade register using picture frame and popsicle sticks.|
I used Speedball water soluble printing inks: yellow (3405), dark yellow (3412), brown (3806) and black (3400).
|Speedball Block Printing Inks|
In between pulls, I hung the prints on a dollar store drying rack that worked really well. Each rack holds twenty prints.
|Drying rack: first pull - yellow|
|Drying rack: third pull - brown|
I was quite ambitious initially. I had cut 100 pieces of Subi (white) block printing paper. My actual number of prints was quickly reduced to 24 (4 proof/testers; 10 discards; 10 final prints)
The final product was ten numbered and signed prints (only seven remaining) which will be available in my Etsy shop. The print below was placed in a pre-cut 8x10 (4.5x6.5) seashell/black double mat by Logan Graphics, Inc.
|Linocut print: "En Pointe" (10)|
Artist Cynthia Moynahan- Foreman