LINOCUTS

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Favianna Rodriguez cuts a linoleum block to create an image for a linocut. Image: sfcb.org

Linocut is a printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut, in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface with a sharp knife, V-shaped chisel or gouge, with the raised (uncarved) areas representing a reversal (mirror image) of the parts to show printed. The linoleum sheet is inked with a roller (called a brayer), and then impressed onto paper or fabric. The actual printing can be done by hand or with a press. (From Wikipedia).

Printmaking Workshop: Emerging Indigenous Voices (Linocut)

 

Favianna Rodriguez Tutorial on Linocuts and Monotype