Dandelion Field

Process used for Dandelion Field Lino

Dandelion Drawing

The image is drawn on paper.  The image is then traced onto a piece of lino leaving a reverse of the picture.

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I then begin to carve the picture into the lino.

Areas cut away will show as white on the final artwork.

Dandelion Lino

I usually use two different sized cutters for my work.  The image is then ready for ‘inking up’

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The oil based printing ink is then spread thinly on a perspex surface before rolling onto the lino.

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The lino is then put on the press with paper carefully placed on the top.

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 The press is then closed and pressure applied.

 If no press is available the back of a wooden spoon is used to apply pressure to the paper.

 The paper is then very carefully pulled back to reveal the finished artwork.

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The artwork is then hung up to dry.

Depending on the thickness of the ink the work can take between one and two weeks to dry.

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I then sign, title and number the limited edition artwork before either mounting or mounting and framing.

cropped dandelion

 

 

 

 

 

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