It begins with an idea or a design which is transferred onto Lino.Anything that I want to remain white needs to be carved away using chisel type Lino-carving tools.
When I am happy with the carving and the image looks right, ink is rolled out on perspex to form a uniform, thin layer.
The ink is then transferred to the lino carefully using the roller (brayer).
The inked lino is then placed design side up, onto a clean printing area.
Printing paper is carefully alined and placed on top of the lino.
I then hand burnish the print which means I place the paper on top of the inked Lino and using a wooden spoon rub very hard over the paper to transfer the ink from one surface to the other- it's hard work.
Now the exciting reveal- when you lift the paper and see the print for the first time.
When I'm happy with the print I can use it! This is the print on my Cornwall fine bone china mugs but I also sell as an framed or framed print, send me an email if you'd like one!