Simple lino cut print
Lino cutting and printing dates back to the early 1900's when artists in Germany used the technique for printing wallpaper. The technique has since developed with some beautiful pieces of art created across the world.
Lino cutting involves gouging out the lino with a specialist tool. Everything on the lino which is uncut will be printed in ink so you need to think about your design in advance. Even Picasso has worked in this medium.
: 20 minutes
: Over 10's
: Hard (but not too tricky)
If you have different nibs for your cutting tool then it's worth experimenting with them first
A basic lino cutting set is not expensive if you want to have a go. I purchased mine from Handprinted
for £18 which included everything I needed to get me going.
The great thing about your cut lino is that you can use it again and again. I've already used my design to make cards and to jazz up a paper bag.
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