Friday, March 06, 2009

The linocut adventure begins............


These found their way into a carrier bag on Wednesday after a visit to Cornelissen's (of which more tomorrow). I had a go at using the linocutting tools and my right hand (the one with the bad case of tenosynovitis) didn't instantly protest...and so....
  • next I need to work out what I'm going to use for the ink (it's Schminke water-based ink)
  • then I must finish reading my book about linocutting (OK - three books!)
  • plus find a suitable image to try for the 'beta test'
  • practise drawing as if for a linocut
  • after which I'm hoping I'll be able to get the hairdryer out to warm up the lino very soon.........
For those who know about these things did I leave anything out? I've got (from the right moving clockwise)