Create a lino cutting tool sample block using your V and U tools
For this project you will need:
Lino cutting tools
Lino block. I used traditional grey lino
Caligo Safe wash black ink
Paper; Heavy weight 170gsm cartridge paper.
Roller, inking plate and barren
This project should take between 30 – 90 minutes.
(see below for video)
Firstly I took a scrap piece of traditional grey hessian backed lino and divided it into 20 sections (with pencil lines). I also chose 2 lino cutting tools. 1x V tool and 1x U tool.
I mostly carved straight on to the block, but you can draw guidelines first with your pencil.
The plan was to work in columns using the V and U tool to create negative marks and then repeat the tools creating positive marks.
This didn't quite happen.... I got a bit too distracted enjoying myself!
Maybe I should have drawn on with my pencil.....?
When my block was carved I inked it up using Caligo safe wash ink (black). As this is only a sampler of your tool marks you could use any printing ink you have.
I printed this onto a Heavy weight cartridge paper 170gsm
I ended up with some really good examples of using a U tool for circles (not the V tool) and how fine each of my tools could cut.
Share what you create after watching this video, on the 'Student Chatroom': https://triciajohnson.wixsite.com/tricia-johnson/student-chatroom
I can't wait to see your artwork!