A little project

July 29, 2014

This is my second linoleum cut.¬†The first is better but I can’t share that until this fall. Shhh…

I was looking for something to do to postpone housework. A project! I got out a woodblock and drew my design. It was freakishly lucky I remembered to reverse the lettering.

Steps One and Two

When I started cutting I used an x-acto knife. Duh. Then remembered I had actually bought the appropriate tools. Like two years ago.

More cutting.

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I suck, but it’s fun!

The completed carving. I left some texture along the bottom for a little visual¬†interest. Yah, well, not so much as you’ll see.

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Then inking the baby up. It’s thick ink!

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Inking the table up, too.

Then the burnishing step.

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Drum roll, please… the finished product. It’s rough, but I still like it!

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Mistake number one: Using a textured card.

Mistake number two: Adding that texture at the bottom.