We had a excellent one-day workshop with Michela Antonello on 17 Jan 2015. Many of us, including me, had never tried lino cutting and printing techniques before, but our day was very successful.
After a brief introduction, we jumped straight into practising some cut skills with V- and U- shaped tools straight, and then practised making outlines with scalpel. I found that lino is easier to control than wood or rubber.
In the afternoon, we moved onto learning:
- how to cut the letters out and printing
- tips for making continuous patterns
- how to register when creating multi-colour printing (which we ran out of time to complete after a brief introduction).
I’m really happy with my results of the day. Not too bad for the first attempt!
Michela’s talk was very clear and we did a lot in a day. It was busy day, but I felt very satisfied afterwards and loved it. It was exciting to see the result of the print. I also made a tool box now with all the tools and linos, and I will definitely try some more in the future.