Transferring the design from paper to lino

The image on the right shows how I transfer my designs I have worked out on paper onto the linoblock.

After I have finished developing the design and inked it in as a black and white design I then used the old-time honoured tradition of…tracing the design onto greaseproof paper (non waxed) with a 2B/3B pencil, attached it face down on to lino on the back with masking tape over the wrapped edges, rubbing hard with a HB pencil over the penciled design, removing the paper and TA-DA!! Magic!!

Well at least when we were kids it seemed like magic…

Others use carbon paper etc but you need to remember to reverse the design…my method automatically transfers it in reverse by simply turning the paper over to transfer the graphite onto the block.

Other linocut artists draw directly onto the block without making a paper design, there can be an immediacy to this style but given my pedantic nature with my wildflowers, wildlife and artwork I like to have it all worked out beforehand.

Copyright – Lynette Weir
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s