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Topic: Squirrelly McGee NOW WITH two-headed goat, too.  (Read 5130 times)
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« on: November 17, 2006 05:11:38 PM »

My first excursion into linoblock cutting and printing, in honor of my close friend Tyson (who, for his university art project made a giant six-foot tall steel abacus with molded plaster squirrels for beads), Squirrelly McGee:





He likes nuts. Wink

And also, my second attempt, from a drawing I did (i'm obsessed with two-headed and conjoined things, lately) The push-me-pull-goat:



The goat cracks me up.

Edited to add:  Linoleum blocks are available at any art store worth its salt, and so is rubber, the cutting tools, ink and so on.  I bought all mine for pretty cheap.  The blocks range from tiny to huge, and cost anywhere from about $1 to $10 canadian depending on size.  The rubber stuff's cool, too, because you could cut it to whatever size you want.  There's lots of info on Craftster and the web at large about the products and process, so if you're interested, go a-searchin' .  Good luck and have fun! It's a great craft activity.
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« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2006 10:59:00 PM »

so adorable! he would make cute Christmas gift tags!
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006 11:44:18 PM »

Oh! He's actually quite large for that...the block is about four inches by six.  He'd make good greeting cards, though, I guess.   Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2006 09:55:27 AM »

i love print making we did it in my studio class and i fell in love but i dont know where to buy linoleum like we used where did you get yours.  Huh
p.s. i love your squirrel my friend is going to marry one named steve.
info much appreciated  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2006 10:21:55 AM »

I bought the supplies at an art supply store...like where you'd buy paint and canvas and all that sort of thing.  It's a fairly common activity, so if you live anywhere with an art store they'll probably have the stuff.  Otherwise, look up linoblock or speedball on google and you should be able to find a supplier you'd be happy with  Smiley  You can also use rubber for the block - even a big eraser would work, if you couldn't find the proper supplies. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2006 11:24:46 AM »

Wow neat. I did a project like this in High School. Yours turned out better though!
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« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2006 10:35:38 AM »

my lord!  that's awesome!

how do you do this?  would you ever consider posting a short tutorial?

thanks!
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« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2006 10:48:33 AM »

my lord!  that's awesome!

how do you do this?  would you ever consider posting a short tutorial?

thanks!

Hmm, well, it's a pretty straightforward process, where you use this little gouge/cut tool to carve away the surface of a block that's got linoleum on it, then you roll on ink or paint, and stamp it on paper.  You can also use rubber for the stamp.  If you do a search (craftster, google, whatevs) for linoblock printing, you'll find lots of info about the process, and kits you can by.  Speedball is the company most prevalent in the biz, if you want to look for them specifically. Or visit your local art store and there will be abundant information, I'm sure *grin*  FYI one of the 'featured projects' on the front page and side bar (it looks like an eye) is a process similar to what I've done here.  Hope that helps!
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2006 11:00:41 AM »

We made those stamps back in 9th grade... but where in the world do you find linoleum blocks?!

I love yours! What great detail  Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2006 06:40:38 PM »

my lord!  that's awesome!

how do you do this?  would you ever consider posting a short tutorial?

thanks!

awesome!

thanks for your help.  i'll check out the art store down the road.  they have tonnes of speedball, so i'm sure they'll have this.

thanks again!

Hmm, well, it's a pretty straightforward process, where you use this little gouge/cut tool to carve away the surface of a block that's got linoleum on it, then you roll on ink or paint, and stamp it on paper.  You can also use rubber for the stamp.  If you do a search (craftster, google, whatevs) for linoblock printing, you'll find lots of info about the process, and kits you can by.  Speedball is the company most prevalent in the biz, if you want to look for them specifically. Or visit your local art store and there will be abundant information, I'm sure *grin*  FYI one of the 'featured projects' on the front page and side bar (it looks like an eye) is a process similar to what I've done here.  Hope that helps!
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