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4 versions of the same linoprint by North Vancouver artist Sandrine Pelissier

1 linoprint – 9 plates- 4 versions

One great advantage of working with linoprints, or any kind of hand printing technique for that matter, is that you can experiment with different colors and different supports with the same linocut plates.

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I recently carved lino plates for a forest triptych that would have several layers : One for the shape of the trees, one for patterns and one for the sky. So 3 times 3 plates, that was 9 plates in total to carve!

Each plate was 24 x 24 inches

drawing with sharpie markers on the lino

I started with a drawing using sharpie markers on the lino, then I carved out the sky leaving only the tree shapes.

This is a video of me carving the first plates, you can see why I find carving lino very relaxing :):

The next step was to transfer each design on the two other plates. I used a sheet of Dura-Lar paper to do that and a Ternes- Burton registration system.

 

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Once I had the design transferred onto 2 more plates, I could carve one plate for the sky and one plate for the patterns.

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Speedball Linoleum Cutters

Speedball Linoleum Cutters are made of the finest quality steel with long lasting cutting edges. They are made of quality steel for long lasting cutting edges.

This is a video of the patterns carving:

Then I tried 4 variations of the same print:

Variation 1: Color layering on paper mounted on board

This version has been printed on paper, separating the yellow, blue and red layers and then the patterns in black. Once all the layers were printed I mounted the paper on board and varnished it.

 

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The first version: Multi layered print on paper mounted on board

The first version: Multi layered print on paper mounted on board

Variation 2 : Color layering on canvas

For the second version, I also separated the colors in layers of yellow, blue, red and black patterns but this time printed on canvas fabric that I stretched later on.

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Speedball Hard Rubber Brayers

A hard synthetic rubber roller (80 durometer) makes these brayers ideal for light carving or gluing applications, and excellent for rolling down print surfaces. – Deluxe Brayers

linocut hand print on canvas

The second version, printed on stretched canvas

Variation 3 : Black and white patterns on paper mounted on board

This time I printed only the pattern plates on paper and then mounted the paper on board.

 

The third version Black and white print on paper mounted on board

Variation 4: Patterns printed on Kraft paper mounted on canvas

This time I printed only the patterns on Kraft paper in black, added a few pastels accents and mounted the prints on canvas.

 

The 4th version: On Kraft paper with mixed media mounted on canvas

 

As usual, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to ask questions in the comments or to share your own experiments with printing different versions of the same linoprint.

1 linoprint – 9 plates- 4 versions
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