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1  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Fern leaf & fractals (with leaf print tut) on: May 14, 2012 10:27:52 AM
Hi and thanks texas4,

I use water-based block printing ink. You can get it at any art supply store. Oil-based block-printing ink would also work, but clean-up can involve solvents (which aren't really good for your health or the environment, so I avoid them). Since I used a screen to apply the ink to the leaf, I could also have used silk-screening ink, but it doesn't reproduce as well when you turn around an try to print a leaf.

This certainly isn't the only way to do this... but it did work well for me.

Good luck!
minouette
2  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Squirrels and Chipmunks (& Typography) on: April 09, 2012 04:47:24 PM
Thanks La Chapa & GardenShedStudio!
3  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Squirrels and Chipmunks (& Typography) on: March 01, 2012 02:51:36 PM
Thanks elyxandra - they do!
Thanks sewphie!
4  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Re: travel journals and other gifts [many pics] on: March 01, 2012 02:50:10 PM
Thanks Eclectic Dreamer, & go for it!
5  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Squirrels and Chipmunks (& Typography) on: November 25, 2011 01:47:23 PM
Thanks Dooney!
6  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Squirrels and Chipmunks (& Typography) on: October 07, 2011 11:05:17 AM
Thanks Antidigger and elderflower!
7  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Squirrels and Chipmunks (& Typography) on: October 05, 2011 10:00:36 AM
I'd like to share a couple of recent linocuts:



Despite the opinion of some people around here (i.e. this apartment) there's a colony of white squirrels in Toronto's Trinity-Bellwood Park! I know. I've seen them, This is a portrait of one of them, climbing head-down a maple tree, along with the words "Legendary White Squirrel of Trinity-Bellwoods", which I carved in reverse, in lino, and printed in dark, silver-bronze, with redish-pink eyes, on Japanese kozo (or mulberry paper). Each print is 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) wide and 14 inches (35.6 cm) tall. It's sort of become a running joke to question the reality of the white squirrels of Trinity-Bellwoods, but they are well documented. You can google it. They even have a street, White Squirrel Way, and a caf named after them.

The lettering (fantastical "Legendary", outlined white "White Squirrel" with large bushy-tail like swirls, and the more formal and stylized "Trinity-Bellwoods") reflects the nature of the words.



This is my lino block print of a chipmunk, printed in bronze and black ink on Japanese kozo (or mulberry) paper, 7.25 inches by 12.5 inches (18.5 cm by 31.5 cm), in an edition of 10. Colours slightly variable.

This little guy is based on a photograph (by my better half). One of the resident cottage chipmunks really made this gesture. I couldn't resist adding a thought caption.
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: FREE chair re-upholstered for a new life on: April 26, 2011 01:50:17 PM
Thanks! I found this one for free, so maybe you could find one too. Smiley
9  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Screech-owl and block on: April 26, 2011 01:48:59 PM
Thanks starrgazer! That's great. Loving seeing more printmakers!
10  IMAGE REPRODUCTION TECHNIQUES / Other Image Reproduction Techniques: Completed Projects / Re: Blockplates: rainclouds & octopus on: April 19, 2011 08:20:52 AM
Thanks Muddlepud!
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