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« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2010 02:59:14 PM »

That's awesome!! I love bees!!
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2010 01:31:59 PM »

Thanks spicytaco!
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2010 04:27:54 PM »

Wow! Such detail and the beauty is really amazing.
I'm just beginning in stamp carving and trying to learn
all the differences in the materials and terms...so help
a girl out...a linocut is done on linoleum blocks, right?
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2010 09:28:37 AM »

Thanks Barb!

Absolutely: linocut is done by carving linoleum. I like soft artist's linoleum (or 'softoleum'). It comes in different types. Believe it or not, the cheapest is best, IMHO. You can even use old lino flooring. It is harder to carve, but works well. If you use harder lino, I recommend getting a hot plate to heat it up and make it easier to carve. Enjoy your new foray into stamp carving and printmaking!
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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2010 09:19:03 PM »

Thank you so much. I'm learning so much and I appreciate all the tips and help I can get.
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« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2010 09:43:17 PM »

Linoleum is my weapon of choice as well, all of your prints are fabulous! Do you use oil based or water based inks?
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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2010 08:57:08 AM »

You're welcome Bard!

Thanks Scuttlebutt (yay fellow printmakers!). I use water-based inks. I work in my home and am not keen on having solvents around. I use a Japanese baren to print on Japanese paper and I find the water-based inks work well for me. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2010 05:01:30 PM »

Cool, I was taught using oil-based inks, and that's what I bought to use in my house, but clean up is a pain! I might have to switch over.
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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2010 08:31:28 AM »

I was taught using the oil based inks too, but now love the water-based. They each have their strengths.  Water-based are less opaque which can be a good thing. Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2010 05:57:05 PM »

I recommend getting a hot plate to heat it up and make it easier to carve.

I use a hairdryer, and give a blast when it starts to get to tough. Probably not as effective as a hot plate, but it works for me.
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