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Topic: Transferring design onto lino  (Read 969 times)
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« on: March 21, 2008 09:59:24 PM »

Any tips on transferring a design onto lino would be greatly appreciated!
Its been years since I last tried lino printing, so I am very rusty!!
Thanks!  Smiley
« Last Edit: March 21, 2008 09:59:47 PM by feltpets » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2008 04:46:28 AM »

My process is probably more complicated than it needs to be, but it works pretty well for me.

First I draw out the design using dark ink.  Then I trace it onto tissue paper with a pencil.  Finally, I tape it to the lino and go over the design heavily with a fine dark sharpie marker.  The sharpie ink goes straight through and leaves a good representation of the original design on the block.  The only drawback is how uneven the lines can be, but I'd never carve away without my original design to refer to, anyway.

I'm sure there are other methods, as well.
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2008 04:39:41 PM »

Ok thanks! That sounds like a good technique, I'll give it a try.
Thanks heaps!  Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008 02:04:07 AM »

carbon paper. Smiley

Put it (blue side down) between the piece of paper with design on it, and lino, and trace away with a ball-point pen. Thin, even, dark blue lines.

Can be re-used, too Smiley
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