Good afternoon everyone!
It’s been a busy and physically demanding day for me as I have been moving furniture around…. by myself ^__________^
After I married and moved out, my sister now has my room and has been in it for the past year-ish. Although it is her room now, all my stuff is there. SO! I figured since I have time, and back in town, I ought to clear out my stuff and make space for my sister. I’m suppose to wait for my husband to help me move the heavy stuff, but I got too excited and decided to start alone. I know, bad idea. I will most likely be sore tomorrow. I moved everything, except the bed, which is super duper heavy! That’s a 2+ person job and I shall not break my back trying to move it.
So, on with the star of today’s post! I wanted to share with you all some block prints I did a while back. All of these prints are linoleum block printing, with the exception of “Tennis” (left). When I made “Tennis” there were no more linoleum left in the class, so what I did was I took two pieces of mat board paper, glued them together and then carved on that. I think I cut myself doing that because it was really hard since I was carving on cardboard paper. After I finished carving, I covered it all in this layer of something that I can’t remember the name of (this was 2006 so it’s been a while). It was to make it water proof for when I washed the plate. This was my first print, and it was of my favorite sport, so I was pretty excited. I think I included 12 or 13 in this series.
The following summer (it should be summer of 2006) I made another print called “Ballerina” (above left image, top left). It was for one of my best friend’s birthday (I think it was her 17th or 18th birthday). This time I used actual linoleum block. I think I included 6 in the series.
The year after (2007), for IB art year 2, I made another print using linoleum. This one was called “Let’s Dance” (Above center is the plate and above right is image of a print). The cool thing about this was that I printed on wood paper. I experimented with other surfaces but my favorite was this light wood paper. I remember that it had a specific name, but once again, I’ve forgotten it.
I hope you enjoyed learning about my experiments with linoleum block printing! Until next time,