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PRINT: Lino Prints

March 30, 2009

Linoleum (Lino) is actually a flooring material. But the Lino block used for art/craft purpose is a bit different from the flooring one.
Initially i carved out some simple patterns onto my lino with a sore neck, and when the pain subsided a bit tried to replicate a picture from a coloring book. These two prints are done over two weeks and these are my last prints.
Supplies: A Lino Tile, Lino/Wood Carving Tools, Paint, Sponge Roller, Hard Rubber Roller, Fabric and a flat tray.
I got a set of Lino Carving Tools; Actually i got some wood carving tools but they can be used on Lino also. Its a set of six tools but i used only two tools to carve the tiles. Here is a picture of one of my tile.
LINO - Red Print

PRINT - Red Print
For the first print, I choosed “Cherry Red” straight out of the paint bucket. I got a sponge roller, wish i had a foam one. I found it is difficult when matching the edges; the overlapped prints will be more solid than the rest. But i love the way the print turned out though i wished i should have practised applying the paint on tile more, for an even print. Its a 40” X 22” inch peice of cloth. If not anything it can become a big cusion cover.

This one turned out to be a “Leaning Tower of Eiffel”. When i was transferring the pattern on to the lino tile, i didn’t align it properly and the print turned as if the tower is leaning. I printed around 8 towers in two colors but i don’t have anything in mind for them.

With this my printing classes came to an end….

9 Comments leave one →
  1. ramblingroses permalink
    March 30, 2009 5:06 pm

    Love, love, love the Eiffel Tower – just so whimsical and romantic! Great work!!

  2. March 31, 2009 10:08 am

    Those are really fantastic. I love all of the block printing in India and used to love making these when I was a kid (had the blessing to be born to a mom who owned an arts and crafts store!)

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Srividya Ganapathy permalink
    March 31, 2009 1:38 pm

    The red print is really cute.

  4. April 2, 2009 12:32 pm

    Wow! This is so beautiful! Where did you learn this in chennai??

  5. February 15, 2010 10:48 am

    this is just lovely! When I visit Chennai I have to meet you to learn more:)

  6. February 17, 2010 10:17 am

    wowww woow lovely!!
    Pray tell me,where can I get lino block in Australia?

    • February 17, 2010 2:26 pm

      You are in Melb right??? any art store will have Lino blocks..
      There is Eckersleys in CBD; Deans Art has couple of stores, one being in the CBD; Fitzroy has 2 printmaking stores, Neils’s art store and Melbourne etching supplies….

  7. ashwini permalink
    November 14, 2015 10:11 am

    hi where can i get lino blocks in chennai?

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