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« on: June 20, 2007 04:55:46 AM »

So my mother was supposed to be doing a demonstration of lino cutting at work today for a mini craft expo, but couldn't make it sooooo I ended up having to do it. Eeeep. Been a long long time since I cut any lino! So, I present my 2 demonstration pieces (hahah, bad art anyone?).

Book plate which I prepared beforehand. It seemed apt, since i work in a library. I was all for skipping the lettering (as you can see - with good reason!) but Mum wouldn't let me get away with that!

I call this one Library Girl since she was drawn, transferred to lino and cut in about 15 minutes. She's rough, but I kinda like her.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2007 07:08:22 AM »

I really like these!  Especially the rough lettering.  Quick and dirty has it's own charm...  Wait, am I still talking about lino prints?   

ANYWAY, I followed the pic over from the newest projects banner and wanted you to know I think they're both neat.
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2007 09:18:14 AM »

I LOVE Library Girl!

Personally, I dislike "ex libris" on a bookplate. It looks too much like "this used to be a book"

I know it doesn't mean that. Just saying.

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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2007 09:25:44 AM »

I love the "roughness' of these-they're terrific.

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« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2007 03:52:27 PM »

I love these, especially Library Girl. Can't believe you did her in 15 mins! Grin

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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2007 05:01:42 PM »

Awww thanks everyone!

@ScotSkipper, I know. It's latin I think for "From the Library of" or something, but if there's going to be words I like "This book belongs to" which would have been ... just too too hard to cut!

@Plumcrafty, no one else could either, my boss kept saying "You just did that? Then? Just then? Here?". I confess to the first one having a miscut eye!

Thanks for the niceness everyone!
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2007 08:57:07 PM »

I had to do I lino cut once....I hate hate hated it....needless to say, yours came out much, much better than mine.
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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2007 09:07:51 AM »

Really cool and it is nice to know that it doesn't have to take weeks to make a good cut.  I may have to try this again. 

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2007 09:28:27 AM »

I call this one Library Girl since she was drawn, transferred to lino and cut in about 15 minutes

Also, her hair kind of looks like a book!! Very cool!

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