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comment by tacocat
tacocat  ·  611 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Halloween kitty I made

Linoleum. This is my second print. My first was a portrait. The portrait is probably more impressive just because people like to look at people's faces.

I still really have no idea what I'm doing. I watched some printmaking YouTube. I probably bought a brayer that's too big. My work surface isn't stable or probably flat enough. A bunch of the portrait copies have spots where linoleum got stuck to the brayer and left marks. I might have ruined my brayer's surface with that mistake.

Certain people appreciate hand made art FOR the imperfections though. I think that border looks like shit but it should show it's not mass produced, Hobby Lobby kitsch

I think it's relaxing to carve the print but I'm not sure it's for everyone. I only poked myself once with one of the tools and I'm fairly adept with a knife. Like, if you just went in blindly digging at the print surface you could really gouge yourself with a not all that sharp tool. Real bad time there