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Video: The printing process.

The Inking Process:

Once the linoleum has been meticulously carved to perfection, it’s time to bring it to life with ink. This transformative step adds depth, texture, and character to your creation. Here’s a glimpse into the inking ritual:

1.Application of Ink:
Carefully apply the ink onto the carved linoleum surface. Ensure that every intricacy of your design is covered with the rich, pigmented ink. This is where the magic starts to unfold, turning a simple linoleum sheet into a work of art.

2.The Delicate Art of Paper Placement:
With the linoleum now beautifully inked, it’s time to introduce the paper. Gently lay the paper over the inked surface, ensuring it covers the entire design. The paper serves as a canvas, ready to absorb the carefully crafted details.

3.The Gentle Rubbing Technique:
To transfer the ink from linoleum to paper, use a wooden spoon or a brayer. Apply gentle, consistent pressure, allowing the ink to adhere to the paper. This rhythmic process is both meditative and essential for achieving the desired outcome.

What’s Next?

The journey doesn’t end here! The upcoming blog will explore the enchanting realm of the painting process. Stay tuned as we dive into the world of colors and bring your linocut masterpiece to its final form.

In the meantime, revel in the satisfaction of completing the inking process—a pivotal moment in the creation of your linocut print. Your artistic journey is well underway, and the best is yet to come!

Happy printing!

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