I have started to cut the third block for my linocut ‘Alhambra Arches’. You can read about the process so far here:
This block will be printed second in the sequence.
Firstly I traced the areas I wanted to print from the line drawing proof print. I then went over the drawing again in pencil on the back of the tracing paper so that I would have graphite pencil to transfer onto my third block. Turning the drawing the right way up again and sticking it to my block with masking tape; I retraced the design, pressing hard and so transferring the graphite pencil to the surface of my block. Now I am in the process of cutting the design.
(Note: I made a classic printmaker’s mistake – I should have cut the image the other way round so that it printed correctly. I only realised my error once I proofed the print and realised it was wrong! See post https://catamongthepigeonspress.wordpress.com/2015/01/29/classic-printmakers-mistake-alhambra-arches/)
(© Catherine Cronin)