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2 color printing
 

GALLERY

butterfly print

STEPS

transfer drawing

Place the printing block over your pencil drawing.

Make sure the edges are perfectly aligned.

You can try using the butterfly image:

transfer drawing

Fold the sides of the paper and tape them to the block to secure the drawing.

transfer drawing

Flip it over and rub the drawing onto the printing block.

printing block

Remove the drawing.

The outline of the drawing should be transfered to the printing block.

outline drawing

Outline everything with a Sharpie.

printing block ready

Fill in all black shapes.

transfer image

Place the other side of the printing block onto the drawing.

drawing

Transfer the image.

outline

Trace the "color" shapes only.

cutters

Place the "color" side of the printing block onto a bench hook for safety.

cutters

Choose 3 linoleum cutters:

1. Small blade (for details)

2. V-shape blade for outlining

3. U-shape blade for larger areas

cut outline

Start cutting with a V-shape blade.

Outline the shapes.

Cut away from yourself.

You can rotate the printing block as you cut.

cut background

After you are done outlining - use U-shape blade to remove the background.

Use short cuts.

texture

This is how it should look.

cut background

Once your "color" side is done - flip the printing block.

cut details

Cut out all shapes that are not black.

details

This is what it should look like.

 

 

Now it's time for printing.

printing step

Protect the area with newspapers.

Mix at least two colors of the printing ink using craft sticks.

Use a roller to transfer ink onto the block.

printing step

Make sure it is covered uniformly.

printing step

Place the printing block onto the alignment board.

Align the corners.

printing step

Place a corner of printing paper in the upper corner of the board.

Let the paper fall onto the printing block.

printing step

Use a clean roller to transfer ink onto the paper.

printing step

Lift the paper.

print

Let the prints dry!

 

Wash the printing block.

printing step

Use black ink.

printing step

Apply black ink onto the other side of the printing block.

printing step

Align it the same way on the board.

printing step

Use your "color" prints for printing

Align paper exactly the same way on the board.

printing step

Lift the print carefully.

printing step

Let it dry.

 

Print the other 9 copies.

final print

Sign your name and year in the bottom right corner, just below the print.

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