Thursday, 28 March 2013

Fun with lino cuts

Hi you all! Another week has raced by, and it's time for PPF already, hosted, as always, by Eva and Kristin. I have been playing around with an *ancient* lino cut from the 1990s.  I wanted to use the special paints I have for lino prints, but they have hidden themselves somewhere in the deepest recesses of my 'bottomless pit', AKA my hall closet. So I worked with acrylics and some sheets of coloured paper I had here. The lino-cut is 12X8"

The first one is red on red


Then I tried blue on red, but didn't really like it....


I think black on white looks okay....


And I like this green on green even if I did smudge it a bit....


And this is blue on red again, but it worked better this time


And lastly a collage I made and blogged at the beginning of the week:


That's all for today, have a great PPF, a lovely weekend and thanks a lot for coming by!

38 comments:

  1. I love the faces, and the cardboard collage is wonderful! Hugs, Sarah

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  2. What great prints Valerie. I've only tried Lino printing once and that was at school, the tools are quite expensive to buy these days. Xx

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  3. Fantastic Lino cut face prints. Think my favorites would be, the red and black/white ones.
    Yvonne x

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  4. I haven't done Lino printing since I was in school! These look really amazing--very crisp & neat!

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  5. Wooooooooooooow!!!
    I love those! All the colors are great! Those would be fun mail too!

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  6. Love that face - so full of character! The corrugated buildings are really great.

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  7. WHAT FUN!!
    Beautiful prints, Valerie :]
    Love all the different colors... "YIPPEE!"
    Thank you for sharing. ~xx

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  8. Very cool oh clever one. LOVE the black and white - however the smudged green has charm and the red and blue I like very much too. Never done a lino cut - only hand carved rubber stamps. Is there a lot of difference? I would guess in the feel of the product you are working with. Again love your cardboard collage. hugs, Donna

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  9. My favourite is red on red, and beautiful collage!

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  10. Fantastic lino cut and it looks so different with the choices of colour.

    Still love the collage as well lol

    Have a great day

    Happy Easter

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. I really like the red and blue! Great fun Valerie.

    Hope you have a lovely Easter

    Love Karen x

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  12. Well done on your lino cutting Valerie it's fab ! I still bare the scarsfrom when I last tried it lol
    Happy Easter
    Von ♥

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  13. These are great! I love that second blue on red one!

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  14. great lino cut prints. I like all the colour combinations but think the black and white is most effective. Love the umbrella man collage this week too!

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  15. The lino prints are great. I love the different colours and how you have used cardboard for the houses on your collage

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  16. terrific lino prints Valerie and love cardboard city....brill.
    Happy PPF and Happy Easter, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Great prints, wonderful colors! Love your collage, whimsy with a lot of movement! <3

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  18. Visiting from PPF and I love your various takes on your image and the cardboard city on your collage. xox

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  19. Hi Valerie. I really like the b/w. I don't know anything about lino print so this looks very interesting. Love your collage as well. I like them all. Interesting. Happy Easter Valerie and also PPF! Thank you.

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  20. I love this lino print in all the different colors. Somehow, the black and white ends up being most expressive to me today, but who knows about tomorrow? ! :)

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  21. These are fun - my fave is the red and blue. Your collage is fabulous. Happy Easter. Nicola x

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  22. These are fabulous prints and I love your collaged piece! I really do love that blue and red! Happy Easter and I do hope it warms for you! Hugs!

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  23. red and blue - my fav. That collage is great. I love that rabbit pair eyeballing the jaguar.

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  24. Yay, Valerie, great lino prints. While all the combinations were pleasant, I thought the black and white one is really striking. Beautiful.

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  25. Gorgeous I love the red on red best! I have no idea what lino cuts are though, but they are beautiful! ~Diane

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  26. Oh how I love these ♥♥♥♥♥ The Red on Red is my fav :) The black on white is my second fav. I really need to try this !

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  27. I really like all your color choices for your lino cut design-but my fave is the red! Love your collage using the corrugated cardboard too. Happy PPF!

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  28. Die Drucke sehen einfach klasse aus und ist es nicht fantastisch, wie unterschiedlich sie doch alle sind, obwohl vom gleichen Stempel...mir gefällt der schwarz weisse am besten! Tolle karte mit den Häusern :) LG Conny

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  29. I love how you tried so many colors for your lino cut! it would be fun to see them side-by-side in contrast. great work and happy PPF!

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  30. Die Drucke sind sehr schön geworden, wieder eine neue Inspiration :) Meine Favoritin ist die Dame in Grün. Das sieht man so selten, ein Gesicht in dieser Farbe! Perfekt.
    Liebe Grüße und HPPF
    Erika

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  31. marvellous lino work..have never done lino art so am impressed

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  32. Fantastic effect with lino prints and I really like collage, especially composition and idea. It is very deep and dreamy. I love it. Happy Easter!!!

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  33. wow lino prints, not done anything like that since I was at school, wow it's fab val and what a brill idea trying it in different colours..

    maria xx

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  34. These are fabulous... I LOVE all the different bright colors!! This is the old school version of digital color changes!! Love the lino very cool post! Thanks for sharing!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  35. Oh the are much fun. The black and white has an antique quality to it, while the last red on blue looks more contemporary. But green is my favorite color and I like the fuzzy mysterious quality of that one too!

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  36. It's great to see how different they all look with different colours.
    She has beautiful eyes. ;D
    I do tend to favour black and white images but the others are just as stunning.
    I also have a cupboard (bottomless pit) like you.
    Have a wonderful weekend :D

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  37. What a difference a colour can make. Great faces and page!

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  38. These are gorgeous and make me want to carve. Lovely work! Happy PPF!

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