Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Lino cut prints

I have enrolled in Dijanne's online linocutting class, which officially starts tomorrow. However, because I'm staying with her and will be travelling for the first 2 weeks of the class, I have started already while there are materials at hand. Above is my sampler stamp.
Of course, once I've done that, I start to play. Here I painted a tree onto the stamp...

..then I borrowed one of Dijanne's linocuts, and started playing with adding colours to the prints. These are 6" by 4" so will make good cards if I cut them out and stitch them.


This has Plum, Red and Turquoise in it.


The paint is meant to be applied with a roller, but I like to do things differently. Here I used a paintbrush so that the brush strokes would show on the leaves. You tend to get a more blobby print, but I don't mind as I think it makes the background more interesting.


Plum leaves with a Turquoise background and Ochre stem.

and finally, this one where I drew leaf veins in the ink before printing. I really like this one.


This is African Painting - Dijanne showed me how to do this - above is her sample.


Then I made this one using her Pomegranate stamp as inspiration. These can be stitched once dry and heat set.








11 comments:

Fran├žoise said...

They're lovely!

Janet said...

oooh I love that tree!!!

verobirdie said...

Very inspiring! I love that.

Vicki W said...

They are great! I am also taking the class but will not be able to get started until this weekend. I'm looking forward to ti!

Donald said...

Dear Shirley

I'm really enjoying your blog of late - you've been making some awesome photos and capturing the essence of the special light you're encountering.

Cheers

Donald

Nienke said...

Hey Shirley, by clicking on the dyers-webring, I found your blog, and what a co├»ncidence, I will also attend the linocutting course! Nice things you´ve made. I am looking forward to learning online together. Warm regards from the Netherlands!

Rayna said...

These are wonderful,Shirley.Thanks for posting them!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Absolutely wonderful and inspiring patterns

christina said...

They are beautifull

Anonymous said...

oh they are beautiful

rolland said...

Hello Shirley! it's anne-sophie from Provence. I have a look on your blog only today. It's a pleasure to follow you in the different places where you've been and to see what you create. Thank you! Bye!anne-sophie et Antonin