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Thursday, May 26, 2011

I Love Linoleum Block Printing!


I believe it was Kimberly Santini who posted a comment and predicted that I might soon be inspired by a black and white color scheme :)


Black and white has been the LARGEST color combo in my life these days. 

So that certainly explains my latest obsession with Linoleum Block Prints and Etchings.  Suddenly instead of gorgeous colors, all I can think about are stark graphic images.  Plus I really want a grouping of black and white for my house.  

Many of you may have worked with block printing in art school, I'm self taught and learned about lino cuts through the next best thing, You Tube!

Basically here's what I did:


Then framed like so:


These framed prints are available for $100 + $15.00 shipping.  I made a limited printing of eleven, each is slightly different - being lighter or darker.  CLICK HERE for a downloadable PDF file to see each print and compare. The frame size is 16x20, 1 inch deep black matt finish metal frame with UV protection glass.  The print size is 6x8.  

Please email me any questions, and for more purchase information CLICK HERE

I plan to make a new carving for several months until I get my grouping, and one last thing, I couldn't resist gorgeous color :) a 5x7 painting of this silk green ribbon present I'll post next! 

6 comments:

cmv... said...

love it! and i love linoleum block printing. every year i create a linoleum block print xmas card. then i kill my hands further by hand writing every one. :]

Karen Appleton said...

Gosh, I know, it was murder on my hands! The whole time I was carving the thing, I kept wondering why people do this, and then the print changed everything!

Thanks Christine!!

Cindy Michaud said...

It's like magic, no? After my hands wobbled on my first experiment I bought that new (softer and flexible) pink stuff to try next...want to do them on fabric. Thanks for sharing your play...love the final result all framed!

Kimberly Santini said...

I've been carving staedtler erasers - you can buy them in different sized blocks - they are way easier on your hands than the linoleum and provide beautiful results! This is wonderful, Karen - I adore it!! (and thanks, too, for the shout out!!)

Karen Appleton said...

Thank you Cindy! Oh I did see that pink stuff and was wondering how that might work! Let me know if you try it!

Kimberly! I promise I didn't even think about doing a black and white color scheme until it was finished and I realized that you had predicted this! :) I should have seen it coming! :) What a fantastic idea with the erasers!!! I will give it a try! Thanks so much!

Kate Lewis said...

karen, i'm soooo inspired! i can't wait to see more, more, more :)