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Lino cut Christmas Card

 

We visited Copenhagen some time ago. It was an inspirational trip. The architecture was stunning, even the street furniture blew me away. Stars on drain covers – quite beautiful.

On the Marble Church we spotted cows carved into the stonework. This image was my inspiration for a Christmas card.

I think it is incredibly important to have an insight of the creative process that realises the product.

  • Selected and researched the image
  • Sketched ideas, procrastinated.
  • Improved the drawing, but didn’t quite finish it
  • Traced the design
  • Transferred the design to the lino
  • Experimented with the lino cutting tool on a scrap
  • Cut the lines
  • Realised that I had forgotten to add the word ‘jul’
  • Carved ‘jul’
  • Cut paper
  • Moved to another room to set up to print – organised newsprint, gloves, roller, tray, rolling pin (no printing press)
  • Selected ink – black (that took a while)

IT WAS A LONG PROCESS – will finish this post later.