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Hung Up on U - original linocut handpulled print

Hung Up on U - original linocut handpulled print

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Subject: TV
  • Orientation: Vertical
  • Height: 10 Inches
  • Width: 8 Inches
  • Materials: ink, paper
  • Gift message available
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Description

A signed and dated handmade original linocut print created by myself. Every step in the process of making the linocut, from drawing and designing, to carving and printing, is done by hand by me, and, as such, every linocut is absolutely unique. This is NOT a reproduction. See 'Method of Creating Linocut Prints' at bottom of page, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions of the process.

This is an open edition. It depicts a fun little play on words and would be an ideal gift to give to someone to express your love for them. It is signed and dated in pencil underneath the image.

The inked image is printed on an 8"x10" sheet, and so will fit into any standard frame of that size.

A soy-oil based ink was used on Strathmore Bristol Smooth, 100lb, acid-free paper.


SHIPPING: Optional tracked shipping is $10 extra if you reside in US or Canada. Message me if you live elsewhere and need shipping or tracking cost.


Any questions please convo me.

I have been a member of Etsy since 2007, but only started selling in 2010, primarily custom made jewellery.


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Method of Creating Linocut Prints

Lino cuts are a method of relief printing similar to woodcuts. An initial sketch is produced and then transferred to the lino sheet.

Areas of lino are gouged away and ink is applied with a roller or brayer. Only the surface of the lino left uncut and in relief will receive the ink when rolled and printed. A sheet of paper is applied face down upon the inked block and the ink transferred by rubbing the back of the paper. This transfers the ink from lino to paper and is repeated on the same piece of paper for each successive colour, if a multi-colour print is intended. The transfer process can be completed entirely by hand using a baren or even a spoon, but faster work can be completed in a press of some kind.

The artist as well as thinking back to front (the printed picture is a mirror image of the carved lino) must also think backwards, the latter being similar to the way a watercolourist works. The initial cutting into the lino is where the artist wants the colour of the paper, usually white, to show through when the first and lightest colour is applied. Each succeeding colour is printed then carved away getting darker each time until the final colour, black, is applied. This is a lengthy process with usually only one colour being applied per day. It sometimes takes weeks for multiple layers to dry.

The process is known as elimination or reduction printing. Once an area of colour has been printed it must be carved away to allow it to show through when the next, darker colour is printed over the top This calls for accurate registration in laying the same piece of paper on the lino block for each colour. It also means that the artist cannot go back to a previous colour because that part of the lino block has been carved away. Once the print is finished the artist is left with an almost bare piece of lino backing with only those areas that are printed in the black ink remaining.

An edition, the number in the bottom left of the prints is how many times the artist laid a new sheet of paper on the inked block. The left number is where in that series the particular print came. 2/4 is simply the second new sheet of paper used in a series of four.

An original print is one which is deliberately conceived as a work of art, using any printmaking media, and can be of a limited quantity. The artist must be involved with the image and endorse the final prints. A reproduction, however, is an exact copy of an existing work of art, not conceived as a work of art in its own right and therefore, not an original print.
A signed and dated handmade original linocut print created by myself. Every step in the process of making the linocut, from drawing and designing, to carving and printing, is done by hand by me, and, as such, every linocut is absolutely unique. This is NOT a reproduction. See 'Method of Creating Linocut Prints' at bottom of page, and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions of the process.

This is an open edition. It depicts a fun little play on words and would be an ideal gift to give to someone to express your love for them. It is signed and dated in pencil underneath the image.

The inked image is printed on an 8"x10" sheet, and so will fit into any standard frame of that size.

A soy-oil based ink was used on Strathmore Bristol Smooth, 100lb, acid-free paper.


SHIPPING: Optional tracked shipping is $10 extra if you reside in US or Canada. Message me if you live elsewhere and need shipping or tracking cost.


Any questions please convo me.

I have been a member of Etsy since 2007, but only started selling in 2010, primarily custom made jewellery.


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Method of Creating Linocut Prints

Lino cuts are a method of relief printing similar to woodcuts. An initial sketch is produced and then transferred to the lino sheet.

Areas of lino are gouged away and ink is applied with a roller or brayer. Only the surface of the lino left uncut and in relief will receive the ink when rolled and printed. A sheet of paper is applied face down upon the inked block and the ink transferred by rubbing the back of the paper. This transfers the ink from lino to paper and is repeated on the same piece of paper for each successive colour, if a multi-colour print is intended. The transfer process can be completed entirely by hand using a baren or even a spoon, but faster work can be completed in a press of some kind.

The artist as well as thinking back to front (the printed picture is a mirror image of the carved lino) must also think backwards, the latter being similar to the way a watercolourist works. The initial cutting into the lino is where the artist wants the colour of the paper, usually white, to show through when the first and lightest colour is applied. Each succeeding colour is printed then carved away getting darker each time until the final colour, black, is applied. This is a lengthy process with usually only one colour being applied per day. It sometimes takes weeks for multiple layers to dry.

The process is known as elimination or reduction printing. Once an area of colour has been printed it must be carved away to allow it to show through when the next, darker colour is printed over the top This calls for accurate registration in laying the same piece of paper on the lino block for each colour. It also means that the artist cannot go back to a previous colour because that part of the lino block has been carved away. Once the print is finished the artist is left with an almost bare piece of lino backing with only those areas that are printed in the black ink remaining.

An edition, the number in the bottom left of the prints is how many times the artist laid a new sheet of paper on the inked block. The left number is where in that series the particular print came. 2/4 is simply the second new sheet of paper used in a series of four.

An original print is one which is deliberately conceived as a work of art, using any printmaking media, and can be of a limited quantity. The artist must be involved with the image and endorse the final prints. A reproduction, however, is an exact copy of an existing work of art, not conceived as a work of art in its own right and therefore, not an original print.

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