5 am working with lino at the moment and these are a few prints made by an artist who I think is using the medium of lino really well - her name is Alison Pilkington. I believe she is an Irish artist. I have 2 lino prints on the go at the moment.
One is a three plate lino which is to be printed in stages. I dont think its going to be easy to print these as thery will probably need to be done on an etching press - although I will also try to print them, on a relief press. Just printing the blue backgrounds singly has been a job (although that was on an etching press.
Anyway heres the "plan".
I need to make the birds with the infants inside of them smaller as they look better that way. The thing is though, that it will be tricky to carve them out of the lino so small - I suppose I will just have to see first on a little test plate if I can manage them so small. The three squares of lino are 12 by 12 inches or 30 x 30 cm each. So to print them onto one piece of paper - it will need to be about 100 to 110 cm long. Not too sure what kind of paper to use either ??- the truth is, I am not very experienced with lino print. So any suggestions are welcome.
The other print that I am working on which I will need to have finished sooner is again large but with that one I will be using lino cuts that I already have as well as adding 2 new elements that I cut today. This one will be printed intaglio - which is also quite tricky. I am wondering if using the lino press runners will make things easier, as regards putting it through the press??
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