Sunday, August 14, 2011

I made my first linocut print!  I was so excited.  You can't even imagine what a task it was for me to understand the whole mirror image idea.  I have some kind of positional deficit!  But I figured it out and this is what I made for my first linocut.  I hand carved the stamp, inked the stamp, and put it on cardstock.  The frame is digital.

Then, I decided to try and make a photopolymer plate-I use that for my precious metal clay to transfer images.  I started out by creating what I wanted in Pages on my Mac.  I had to learn how to change the direction of text boxes so the "shine" could be along the side of the other wording.  Then, I created the photopolymer plate.  I inked it and added it to the card stock.  This is what I came up with...

Still not completely satisfied with the results.  I wish I could attend a letterpress class!  I also have commissioned my step father to make me a home made letterpress!  Hope I can figure out how to use it! 

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