Woodcuts, Lino or potatoes?

At school do you remember printing from shapes cut out on potatoes then pressing them onto sugar paper. It’s still fun and there is of course, still a pIMG_0056lace for potatoes. You could try drawing onto wood; something like Japanese ply or anything you have similar. Experimenting is the process and remember to use your sketchbook to capture that. Back to woodcuts, ply is light, slim, smooth and relatively easy to cut but be aware of the grain and size of the details. Lino comes in varying degrees of pliability and firmness so be prepared to experiment. You can also buy rubbery ‘lino’ which is very easy to carve into. Which of course leads me to mention rubber stamps which are great for all kinds of paper and card printing ideas.

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